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AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN OLLIE HOWELL


Ollie Howell is a multi-award winning drummer, instrumentalist, composer, producer and broadcaster.

Based in London, Ollie is establishing a name for himself both in the UK and internationally. His live shows and recordings impress fans with a punchy blend of creativity, stunning improvisation and critically acclaimed compositions. Quincy Jones calls him 'an unbelievable drummer. So creative I couldn’t believe it… he really is a 360-degree beautiful young cat.'

Ollie is the first ever jazz recipient of a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship. His first album Sutures and Stitches received critical acclaim, with the Guardian hailing it as ‘a fine debut’ and Mojo stating that his music 'has delicious dynamic flow and an almost elegiac beauty’. His upcoming second album, 'Self Identity', will be released on Ropeadope in 2017, and the Sky Arts channel filmed a program around the making of the album, presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Ollie is a multi-faceted and talented artist, easily writing music for films, TV, and commercials, producing pop artists as well as working as a presenter on Jazz London Radio and Jazz FM. Recent / Upcoming performance highlights include: Love Supreme Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scott’s.

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'AN UNBELIEVABLE DRUMMER. SO CREATIVE I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. THIS KID REALLY IS A 360-DEGREE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG CAT THAT I BELIEVE HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE A LIFE OUT OF MUSIC.'

- QUINCY JONES

'HERE IS A YOUNG MAN WHO IS FULLY PREPARED TO BE A GREAT NEW ADDITION TO THE MUSIC. HE'S LOADED WITH TALENT!'

- JIMMY COBB

'EXTREMELY TALENTED.'

- MELVYN BRAGG, SOUTH BANK SHOW

NEWS

 

WATCH OLLIE'S BRAND NEW VIDEO:

FEATURED NEWS POST

Ollie to perform opening residency at Quincy Jones’ jazz bar, "Q'S", at the Palazzo Versace HOTEL IN Dubai

Music legend Quincy Jones is opening his first ever bar. Q’s is set to become Dubai’s most desirable venue for live entertainment and we are thrilled to announce that he’s invited Ollie Howell to perform the opening residency.

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UPCOMING DATES

 

12 Nov 2016 London, UK - EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016 - The Forge, Camden (2pm Start)  | TICKETS

14 Nov 2016 - 12 Feb 2017 Dubai, UAE - Palazzo Versace Hotel, Dubai - Opening Residency of world's first Quincy Jones bar, "Q's"

 

More Tour Dates TBA.

SELECT PAST TOUR DATES

 

28 Sep 2016 London, UK - Troubadour

07 Jun 2016 Oxford, UK - Ashmoleon Museum - w/Derek Paravicini

09 Jun 2016 London, UK - O2 Academy2 Islington - w/Cat Delphi

01 Mar 2016 London, UK - 606 Jazz Club

16 Nov 2015 London UK - LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL - Jazz In The Round - Jazz Surgery Special

23 Oct 2015 Poole, UK - Lighthouse Theatre

20 May 2015 London, UK - Rich Mix - w/Forest Rising

22 Nov 2014 London, UK - LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL - Jazz Workshop for Young Players, Southbank Centre

17 Nov 2014 London, UK - LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL - Vortex Jazz Club

15 Nov 2014 London, UK - LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL - BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line-Up Recording

04 Nov 2014 Milton Keynes, UK - The Stables (OH Quartet)

24 Oct 2014 Sheffield, UK - Millenium Hall

23 Oct 2014 Nottingham, UK - Bonington Theatre

16 Oct 2014 London, UK - 606 Jazz Club

03 Oct 2014 Bradford, UK - Bradford Jazz Club

26 Sep 2014 Scarborough Jazz Festival, UK - Scarborough Spa

21 Sep 2014 Edinburgh, UK - The Jazz Bar

20 Sep 2014 Lyth, UK - Lyth Arts Centre

19 Sep 2014 Inverness, UK - Eden Court Theatre

18 Sep 2014 Aberdeen, UK - Blue Lamp

17 Sep 2014 Dunfermline, UK - Carnegie Hall

04 Sep 2014 London, UK - WM Jazz Club (@ The O2, London)

14 Aug 2014 Dorking, UK - Watermill Jazz Club

10 Aug 2014 Brecon Jazz Festival, UK - Brecon Jazz Festival

19 Jul 2014 Burton Jazz Festival, UK - National Brewery Tap

11 Jul 2014 Swanage Jazz Festival, UK - Methodist Church

05 Jul 2014 Love Supreme Festival, UK - Love Supreme Festival

12 Jun 2014 London, UK - The Vortex

29 Apr 2014 London, UK - 606 Jazz Club

03 Dec 2013 London, UK - 606 Jazz Club

26 Nov 2013 Liverpool, UK - Parr Jazz (STUDIO2)

24 Nov 2013 Newcastle, UK - Splinter Jazz

21 Nov 2013 Poole, UK - Poole Sound Cellar

13 Nov 2013 Lincoln, UK - Terry O' Toole Theatre, Lincoln

29 Oct 2013 Cardiff, UK - Dempseys Jazz Club

28 Oct 2013 London, UK - Jazz In The Round @ The Cockpit

25 Oct 2013 Colchester, UK - Fleece Jazz

22 Oct 2013 Birmingham, UK - Spotted Dog

20 Oct 2013 Southampton, UK - Southampton Modern Jazz Club

18 Oct 2013 Bristol, UK - Bebop Club

17 Oct 2013 Dorking, UK - Watermill Jazz Club

10 Oct 2013 London, UK - King's Place - OFFICIAL CD RELEASE PARTY

09 Oct 2013 Sheffield, UK - Jazz At The Lescar

06 Oct 2013 Lowestoft, UK - Milestones Jazz Club

04 Oct 2013 Bradford, UK - Bradford Jazz Club

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LISTEN TO CLIPS OF OLLIE'S DEBUT ALBUM HERE, AND CLICK ON THE ALBUM COVER TO LEARN MORE:

'OLLIE HOWELL MAKES HIS DEBUT WITH THIS QUINTET RECORDING OF EMOTIONAL RANGE AND MUSICAL MATURITY. FEATURING PUNCTILIOUS PERCUSSION AND WARM, OPEN COMPOSITIONS THAT NEVER STRAIN TO IMPRESS, THE MUSIC HAS A DELICIOUS DYNAMIC FLOW AND AN ALMOST ELEGIAC BEAUTY.'

MOJO MAGAZINE (TOP 10 JAZZ RELEASES OF 2013)


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