Since the release of his current album, “It’s The Peace That Deafens” Ola Onabule’s career has been skyrocketing with major concerts, TV and Radio performances throughout the world. On the Internationales Jazzfestival Leibnitz website, the organisation published the following, we could not agree more!
“Seeing him is a must! After years of praise for his CDs, it was only at last year’s Jazzahead! in Bremen that we had the pleasure of experiencing Ola Onabulé live for the first time. Under the auspice of jazz historiography, we were ravished to make the following remark: A lesson in “how to control natural vocal qualities?”
The charismatic singer with his infinitely elastic, elegant voice which shimmers in all timbres from blue to black, manages to spice one song with more facets of expressiveness than someone else would display in an entire Oeuvre.
Trying to assign a particular style to the gentleman and vocal acrobat poses quite a challenge. The London-based singer of Nigerian descent has somehow managed to merge into a unique alloy the poetry of singer-songwriter, the sophistication of jazz, the dramatic emotionality of soul, the ease of pop music, and the originality of his Nigerian roots. One could classify him as a bronze, far from the broad, suggestive highways of world music.”
Ola Onabule – vocals
Guillermo Hill – guitar
John Crawford – piano
Patrick Scales – double bass
Thomas Kafel – drums
Will Fry – Percussion
Date: 30 September 2017
Venue: Kulturzentrum Leibnitz, Hugo Wolf-Saal
Address: Kaspar-Harb-Gasse 4, 8430 Leibnitz, Austria
Tickets available at the Internationales Jazzfestival Leibnitz website.