A charismatic and sophisticated entertainer – possessing an emotional intensity and vocal virtuosity accompanied by poignant storytelling. Those who already know Ola’s work truly appreciate this powerful performer and his capacity to cross cultural and musical boundaries with an unflinching and lyrical pursuit of truth and justice.
Ola will be performing internationally to support his new release PointLess which will officially be released in 2019 with shows running throughout 2020 Ola has a European band and UK band and will be giving some masterclasses and lectures as part of his schedule.
Onabulé has forged an international career via his relentless program of recordings and concerts. Appearances at many of the most respected international jazz festivals that include Montreal, Vancouver, Istanbul, London, Edmonton, DC Jazz Festival, Umbria as well as concert halls and Jazz clubs worldwide ensuring that Onabulé’s reputation continues to be cemented with audiences globally.
Onabulé’s songs about love, loss and the human condition have been performed all over the world with his quartet/quintet as well as appearances with much larger ensembles of big bands and symphonic orchestras. This includes several projects with the Grammy winning WDR Big Band of Cologne, the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, the HR Big Band of Frankfurt, Danish Radio Big Band, Copenhagen and Babelsberg Film Orchestra. Performances further afield with Big Band Jazz Y Mexico in Mexico City and Orquestra Symphonica of San Luis Potosi in Mexico.
Ola career has seem him guest with legendary artists such as , Diane Reeves Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack, Patti Labelle, amongst others. Ola appeared with Diana Krall for two shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London