Zurich Jazz Orchestra feat. Ola Onabulé

Vocal Artistry Series

A three and a half octave baritone meets the power of the ZJO

Ed Partyka DirectorOla Onabulé VocalsReto Anneler SaxophonLukas Heuss SaxophonToni Bechtold SaxophonTobias Pfister SaxophonNils Fischer SaxophonPatrick Ottiger TrumpetWolfgang Häuptli TrumpetBernhard Schoch TrumpetRaphael Kalt TrumpetDaniel Schenker TrumpetAdrian Weber TromboneBernhard Bamert TromboneJonas Inglin TromboneSophia Nidecker TubaAnja Huber HornGregor Müller PianoTheo Kapilidis GuitarPatrick Sommer BassPius Baschnagel Drum KitDavid Stauffacher Percussion
If little more than a year passes before the ZJO invites a guest for a second time, the premiere must have been a complete success: In November 2022, British-Nigerian vocalist and songwriter Ola Onabulé performed with the ZJO for the first time. He is a virtuoso, self-effacing singer and a lyricist with today's world in mind and history in the back of his mind. The topics of his songs hardly leave anything out, from basic human love of life to political content. In doing so, he refrains from stereotyping, which makes his work more elaborate, but his songs all the more authentic.

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