Boundless: Artists in the Archives featuring Marcel Holman
October 30, 2020

The third event in UT Libraries’ Boundless: Artists in the Archives series is being held Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 PM. This innovative series started simply with a fresh idea: why not ask artists to explore our collections and translate their insights into the language of their craft?

We are honored to feature the talented Marcel Holman during this upcoming event. Saxophonist, flutist, composer, and arranger Marcel Holman is an accomplished musician in many genres — rhythm and blues, jazz, soul, rock and roll, and pop, to name a few. Since the late ’60s he has performed and recorded with dozens of legendary artists including B. J. Thomas, Peaches and Herb, Ben E. King, The Bar-Kays, The Temptations, Lou Rawls, and Nancy Wilson. During the Vietnam War, Holman served in the Army and performed for troops who were posted to fire stations on the front lines.

Holman will perform original, never before heard, jazz-infused R&B compositions inspired by soldiers’ memoirs and wartime correspondence from the UT Libraries’ Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives.

RSVP for this exciting and innovative evening.

Check out more information and music from previous Boundless events and the artists that were featured.