Ollie Howell is a multi-award winning drummer, composer and bandleader. Currently based in London, and already establishing a name for himself both in the UK and abroad, Ollie is wowing audiences around the globe with his creativity, dynamism and stunning improvisation, as well as with his critically acclaimed debut album. Since 2009, Ollie has also become the mentee of musical legend Quincy Jones. Quincy and Ollie first met in 2009, whilst Ollie was studying a bachelor degree in Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. After first watching Ollie perform, Quincy quickly became Ollie’s mentor and is still continually helping to propel his career and introducing him to stalwarts of the international jazz scene.
Already with several high-profile awards to his name, Ollie was recently awarded a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship, in association with Sky and Ideas Tap, and is the first ever jazz musician to receive this Scholarship. Ollie’s debut album ‘Sutures and Stitches’ was released in 2013 to huge critical acclaim, and is available now on Whirlwind Recordings.
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