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British-Nigerian singer/songwriter Ola Onabulé presents Point Less, his latest studio album. 
Onabulé has built an enviable career through a relentless schedule both in the recording studio and as an international touring performer.   Ola Onabule’s new album, POINT LESS has been listed on many international publications as one of the best albums of 2019 including Downbeat Magazine (US), All About Jazz (US) and Jazz in Europe (Europe) amongst them.  Please do check olasmusic.com for press relating to this unique album!
Singer/songwriter, Ola Onabulé’s new album, Point Less is an activist’s call – at once a celebration of life and a cautionary take on the social forces that threaten it. Violence, immigration, xenophobia, betrayal, and dignity are themes considered on Point Less, rendered with a powerful and knowing generosity of spirit. Onabulé is rueful yet optimistic. 
Onabulé has always been interested in crossing cultural and musical boundaries. The emotion and virtuosity in his three-and-a-half octave baritone voice channels his poignant storytelling, which has given life to previous studio works exploring his Nigerian roots, his Western upbringing, family life, and musical influences ranging from jazz to soul, world, and pop. Ola has performed with some of Europe’s finest big bands including The WDR, The SWR, The HR Big Band, Babelsberg Film Orchestra amongst many others. Onabulé has forged an international career via his relentless program of recordings and concerts. Ola has appeared on the main stages of many of the most respected international jazz festivals including Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Istanbul, London, Edmonton, Washington DC, San Sebastien, Umbria, as well as concert halls and jazz clubs worldwide. 
In an independent career with nine albums and a new album being written, Ola has performed at many of the most respected international jazz festivals including main stages of Montreal, Vancouver, San Sebastian, Istanbul, Washington, and Umbria, as well as at concert halls and Jazz clubs worldwide, building and consolidating a reputation with audiences globally. 
Ola recently performed for the third time with the Danish Radio Big Band in Denmark.  This time the programme featured some of Ola’s songs with Al Jarreau’s material specially arranged by Swedish conductor Magnus Lindgren.  The concert was filmed for Danish Radio and TV.
Overview of ensemble  projects:
Ola Onabulé has performed arrangements of his material with many big bands and symphonic orchestras,  A multitude of successful collaborations with the Grammy- winning big bands from Cologne (WDR), Stuttgart (SWR), Frankfurt (HRBB), UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, Zurich Jazz Orchestra, Denmark (DRBB) and other renowned Big Bands and orchestras enliven his résumé as well.  
In the year ahead Ola will perform new projects with HR Big Band Frankfurt, Zurich Jazz Orchestra, Sicilian Jazz Orchestra. Gotland Big Band Sweden, Latvian Big Band and Latvian Radio Bigband  and Liepāja Symphony orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra as well as SWR Big Band again. There are many other projects in discussion. 
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Onabule’s latest [album] will make it hard for folks to stay in their seats.
Howard Dukes
His unique selling proposition is a golden voice.
The Guardian
He effortlessly blends West African and Caribbean rhythms with American blues, jazz and soul.
Rock & Roll Globe
Onabulé (has) incisive things to say ... always in a poetic way, he is no mere polemicist.
Mark Sullivan
Lyrics, delivered with Broadway clarity by Onabulé... are concerned with violence, immigration and xenophobia. It sounds heavy, and they're serious songs, but Onabulé's music seems to come from a euphoric center.
Joe’s Pub New York

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