OLA ONABULE

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OLA ONABULE - Jazz Live Act in London

OLA ONABULE Short Info

IT'S THE PEACE THAT DEAFENS, tells searingly honest stories and allegories, from a childhood and adulthood immersed in two disparate cultures, from two different continents - Africa and Europe, at two different times. Stories narrated against a back drop of Jazz, Afrobeat, Soul and Pop. The album features double bass, acoustic guitar, drums, piano, percussion and sax. The album is currently being mixed by George Whitty (3 x Grammy Winnier) and will be released Summer 2015.

OLA ONABULÉ is an inspiring artist for the 21st Century in a time of great change in the music industry. Ola's tenacity as a recording artist and creator of new work ensures a career of great longevity. Forging ahead to create a body of work that is quite remarkable for an artist of independent means. Ola has written, recorded and produced 7 albums on his label, Rugged Ram Records, with his last album entitled, SEVEN SHADES DARKER released in 2011 taking him to many new territories. The quality of Ola’s production and recording has attracted endorsements from the illustrious Neumann Microphones of Berlin and ACS in the UK. Neumann has been a considerable support to his work in terms of resources but above all in their continuous belief. Ola’s voice is unmistakably gentle and wistful, haunting and heartbreaking, very special and unique. Ola's music is reminiscent of the great Soul and Jazz artists of the 1960s and 70s, whose music was able to change the course of history because it changed perceptions and opened minds. Ola's big band projects have involved China Moses, Barry Finnerty, Dean Brown, Frank Gravis, Randy Brecker.

Ola's emotionally charged live performances have taken him to some of the most prestigious festival stages, concert halls and jazz clubs worldwide which include the main stage of the Montreal Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Edmonton and Victoria Jazz Festival. Performing at many festivals in Europe including, Istanbul, Sweden Norway, Switzerland, Nigeria, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Romania and US. Featuring with some of Europe's finest Big Bands and Orchestras including the WDR Big Band of Cologne, Babelsberg Film Orchestra, The SWR Radio Big Band of Stuttgart with arrangements of his beautifully crafted songs.

This Autumn, Ola has three big band projects which include the HR Big Band with China Moses, The WDR Big Band for his fourth project and an appearance in Mexico with the SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA OF SAN LUIS POTOSI.

The new EPK for IT'S THE PEACE THAT DEAFENS will be available for promotion from mid November featuring sections of the new album and the new website will be launched that week.

IT'S THE PEACE THAT DEAFENS, tells searingly honest stories and allegories, from a childhood and adulthood immersed in two disparate cultures, from two different continents - Africa and Europe, at two different times. Stories narrated against a back drop of Jazz, Afrobeat, Soul and Pop. The album features double bass, acoustic guitar, drums, piano, percussion and sax. The album is currently being mixed by George Whitty (3 x Grammy Winnier) and will be released Summer 2015.

OLA ONABULÉ is an inspiring artist for the 21st Century in a time of great change in the music industry. Ola's tenacity as a recording artist and creator of new wor...

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Past Gigs OLA ONABULE

  • 05 | 2016 Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle Mönchengladbach, DE
  • 03 | 2016 African American Museum Detroit with band
  • 03 | 2016 Syracuse University Lecture - Private Syracuse USA
  • 03 | 2016 Creativquartier Fürst Leopold Dorsten, DE
  • 03 | 2016 CNY Jazz Sheraton Hilton, Syracuse
  • 02 | 2016 Danish Radio Big Band Borgerforeningen Kulturhus Svendborg,
  • 01 | 2016 ABC Glasgow Celtic Connections
  • 01 | 2016 ABC Glasgow Celtic Connetions
  • 12 | 2015 Danish Radio Big Band Danish Radio Studio, Copenhagen
  • 12 | 2015 Schiller Jazz Club, Herford Herford Germany
  • 12 | 2015 Sendesaal Concert Hall Bremen
  • 03 | 2015 Sendesaal Bremen Ola Onabule performing new album material
  • 01 | 2015 Earl Street Music Room Ola Onabule with Quartet
  • 01 | 2015 Arlington Street, London Caprice Radio Session with Neumann
  • 12 | 2014 Klturhaus-luedenscheid OLA ONABULE with WDR Big Band
  • 12 | 2014 Domicil , Dortmund OLA ONABULE With WDR Big Band
  • 12 | 2014 Die Jazz-Schmiede, Dusseldorf OLA ONABULE with WDR Big Band
  • 11 | 2014 Main Stage Lagos Jazz Series
  • 11 | 2014 HR Sendesaal Konzersaal Ola Onabule with HR Big Band
  • 11 | 2014 HR Sendesaal Konzersaal Ola Onabule with HR Big Band
  • 11 | 2014 San Luis Potosi Ola Onabule with Symphonic Orchestra of San Luis Potosi
  • 11 | 2014 Mexico City Press Event for Ola Onabule
  • 11 | 2014 Wiltshire Music Centre OLA ONABULE with JASON REBELLO

Discography OLA ONABULE

  • 2015 It's The Peace That Deafens Album | Dot Time Records
  • 2011 Seven Shades Darker Album | Rugged Ram Records
  • 2008 The Devoured Man Album | Rugged Ram Records
  • 2004 In Emergency Brake Silence Album | Rugged Ram Records
  • 2001 Ambitions For Deeper Breadth Album | Rugged Ram Records
  • 1998 From Meaning, Beyond Definition Album | Rugged Ram Records
  • 1995 More Soul Than Sense Album | Rugged Ram Records

Media

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Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 1998

Members

  • Ola Onabule Composer, arranger