Wednesday August 2nd - Oli Nez Quintet with Dennis Rollins 2030 - 2300
Oli Nez featuring Dennis Rollins “An evening of smooth groove, jazz and funk!”s
Oli Nez featuring Dennis Rollins “An evening of smooth groove, jazz and funk!”
Growing up in rural Wales, musician and entertainer Oli Nez first started learning the saxophone in the hope that it might help with his childhood asthma.
Oli has gone on to perform in venues from all sizes, from Ronnie Scott’s to the Royal Festival Hall. An already diverse career has seen him play to Prince William and Kate, warm up crowds for opera singer Katherine Jenkins and headlined on ocean liners across the globe.
Oli’s first album “Open For Business” was produced by Grammy-nominated Julian Hepple and featured tonights guest Dennis Rollins, John Paricelli and BBC Radio 3 presenter and singer Emma Smith.
Oli’s latest release “Whispers Of Wales” was recorded in the US with one of Americas top accapella groups. The album is a fresh take on the male voice choir sound using only voices and saxophone and combining jazz and choral music.
2017 sees Oli supporting and staring with multi-platinum UK Vocal Group G4 in a UK and Asia Tour. Oli is also a featured soloist on their latest release alongside Lesley Garrett, Merrill Osmond and The City of Prague Philharmonic.
British Jazz Legend Dennis Rollins was hailed by Jazzwise magazine as ‘the most exciting British trombonist for decades…’
Born in Birmingham, UK in 1964 to Jamaican parents, Dennis cut his teeth at the age of 14 studying and performing with The Doncaster Youth Jazz AssociationDennis Rollins' has been awarded the BBC Radio 3 Jazz Award in the 'Best Band' category. Dennis has also been awarded the 'best trombone' prize by The British Jazz Awards as well 'Best Trombone' by the inaugural Ronnie Scott's Jazz Awards. In addition Dennis was nominated in the Jazz Category in the Urban Music Awards.He’s played on the prestigious Jazz/World Stage at Glastonbury Music Festival and over the years has played with the world's top jazz and pop personalities such as Courtney Pine, Baba Maal, Jamiroquai, US3, Brand New Heavies, Blur and toured extensively with The Maceo Parker Band.
The show will feature original takes on songs such as
Georgia On My Mind
Fast Car (Tracy Chapman)
I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
and as always a few of Oli Nez and Dennis Rollins originals!
Member/Aelodau Jazzland £10 - Use discount code MBR at the checkout
Student/Myfyrwr £7 - Use discount code STU at the checkout