Jazz London Radio happily has another Presenter on board to join our growing roster. Drummer Ollie Howell will present a weekend show entitled “Later On, with Ollie Howell” which will run on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Ollie Howell is a critically acclaimed and multi-award winning drummer and composer. Already having earned praise from celebrated producer Quincy Jones and legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb, Ollie has had an eventful start to his early career, including the release of his debut album ’Sutures and Stitches’, which received huge critical acclaim, including being featured in MOJO Magazine’s ‘Top 10 Jazz Album’s Of The Year’.
After growing up in Oxfordshire, Ollie attended the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and whilst studying there, was presented with a special ‘Music Innovation Award’ from the National Welsh-American Foundation, and shortly after graduating was awarded the prestigious Peter Whittingham Development Award, from Help Musician’s UK. Ollie is also now a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship winner, and is the first ever jazz recipient of any Sky accolade.