Roella Oloro is a British composer and multi-instrumentalist of Nigerian and Jamaican descent. Her early musical home was in the Pentecostal Church playing piano in regional gospel choirs around south west England, teaching her to play piano by ear alongside her classical training in piano, clarinet, alto saxophone and bass guitar.
She became inspired by jazz in her early teens after hearing the virtuosic brilliance of Oscar Peterson. A member of Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline, which has seen her perform throughout the London jazz scene, as well as regularly attending jams at Ronnie Scott’s, The Haggerston, Troy Bar and Steamdown among others. Having spent time at Berklee College of Music under the mentorship of renowned drummer Terri Lyne-Carrington, she was offered a full scholarship to study there. As a composer she has written for a variety of different ensembles, including a piece for big band that was played at the Royal Albert Hall.
Roella Oloro – Piano, tenor and alto sax, keybass
Wonky Logic (Dwayne Kilvington) – Key Bass, piano, drums
David Mrakpor – Piano, drums
In an effort to deliver a digital experience as truthful as possible to the Jazz re:freshed ethos, the team has worked relentlessly to recreate the feel and energy of their 17 year long, live weekly residency focussing on stage layout, lighting, audio mix, colour treatment… every single detail has been looked at very carefully for the viewer to feel the unique Jazz re:freshed vibes from the comfort of their home.
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