Ola Onabule & Mirage Jazz Orchestra
From an intimate whisper to an earth-shaking explosion, ivory timbre, that easily reaches the most emotional extremes of both high and low notes
On November 29th and 30th the charismatically captivating Nigerian born British singer Ola Onabule and the amazing Mirage Jazz Orchestra will please the hearts and ears of the audience in Riga.
Ola Onabule with his stunning voice of enormous range and emotional clout has conquered the world of jazz and soul music. He is compared to Marvin Gaye, George Benson and, of course, James Brown which has been a big influence. Ola has performed in world’s most popular jazz clubs and festivals both as a solo artist and also with Al Jarreau, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Natalie Cole and many other outstanding musicians, bands and orchestras.
Ola Onabule’s music is influenced by blues, soul and funk music of 60’s and 70’s of the 20th century. It is groovy and emotional and a touch of African culture can be found in melodies and rhythm. Ola Onabule has released seven self-written and produced solo albums which have gained great popularity. People who have seen Ola’s concerts admit that Ola with his masculine charm, charisma and typical British elegance is built to move the audience.
The name of Mirage Jazz Orchestra in Latvia speaks for itself – line-up consists of the most powerful Latvian jazz musicians. The orchestra will be led by trombonist Lauris Amantovs, rhythm section will consist of pianist Madars Kalniņš, drummer Raimonds Kalniņš, contrabassist Andris Grunte and guitar player Artūrs Kutepovs, but the wind instruments will be played by Zigurds Linde, Indriķis Veitners, Raivo Stašāns, Normunds Piesis, Alvils Altmanis and others.
Ola Onabule’s cooperation with Mirage Jazz Orchestra and its amazing musicians is the result of his emotionally fulfilled concerts in Saulkrasti Jazz Festival in 2012. In 2013 Ola Onabule returned to Saulkrasti Jazz Festival to give even more powerful performance together with the ochestra. And now this cooperation is continued with two concerts at the luxurious Splendid Palace cinema hall.
Ola Onabule & Mirage Jazz Orchestra — November 29 & 30 Splendid Palace, Riga
Tickets — at Biļešu Paradīze: http://www.bilesuparadize.lv/events/perf/6893/setlang1