Jamie Holmes

Chocolate Hot Pockets

Jamie Holmes

Jamie has been an active member in the Ottawa music scene for the past 7 years. With over 15 years of experience behind the kit, Jamie has gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience playing in most styles of music ranging from jazz, Latin and funk to rock, pop and hip-hop.

During his school years studying music performance at Carleton University, Jamie was able to hone in on his musicality even deeper while being taught by and eventually working with some of the Ottawa’s top players. While you may find Jamie performing with a variety of different musicians and in just about any musical situational, he is most commonly heard with his jazz group The HML Trio where he hosts a regular jazz jam in Ottawa's most prestigious jazz club at the Options Jazz Lounge. He can also be seen performing funky hip-hop fusion with his power quartet The Chocolate Hot Pockets or filling up the dance floor all over North America or Europe with renowned Canadian Blues artist JW Jones. To date, music has taken Jamie all over North America, over to Europe and as far as away as Australia and the South Pacific Islands. On top of playing in small combos as well as large ensembles, Jamie is also very comfortable working in the studio as a session player, working on musical productions, working on cruise ships, composing his own music and teaching.