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Ola Onabule, Abyssinian Jazz Vespers, For LJS Mid-year Event

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Ola Onabule, Abyssinian Jazz Vespers, For LJS Mid-year Event


Jazz2Lovers of Jazz music are in for an unusual show in August as the Lagos Jazz Series hosts British-Nigerian jazz and soul artiste, Ola Onabule, and the eclectic Abyssinian Jazz Vespers all stars on the 1st and 2nd of August, 2014.

Onabule and his band will perform for the first time in Nigeria after many years of selling out tours across Europe. “We are really proud to welcome Ola home. This will be his first concert in his native land and we consider it an honour to be the platform for this historic event,” Oti Bazunu, founder of Lagos Jazz Series, said. Ola is billed to perform material from his seven albums and his yet to be released eighth album, ‘It’s The Peace That Deafens’.

Abyssinian Jazz Vespers is led by Multi-Grammy Award winning drummer, Ulysses Owens Jr. and has as some of its members Alicia Olatuja, who is best known for her performance at U.S President Barrack Obama’s inauguration in 2013, Xavier Davis an accomplished pianist, composer and arranger, and James Davis Jr. a classical, jazz and contemporary music enthusiast.

The mid-year event which will take place at La Scala at the Muson Centre will be an intimate cocktail that will have in attendance government dignitaries, corporate executives and professionals, media practitioners and culture advocates.

The Lagos Jazz Series brings together international and local artistes to create a celebration of music for a few days in Lagos each year. The series is gradually becoming the biggest ever live music festival in Nigeria, and is putting the city of Lagos on the map as a destination city for Jazz, good music and entertainment. LJS is an annual music festival which holds in Nigeria in the month of November, and has been running since 2010.

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