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Oli Rockberger

NYC based, London born Singer/Songwriter and Pianist Oli Rockberger is winning wide acclaim for his 2005 Independent release “Hush Now”(project Co-Produced by Oli Rockberger and Jesse Hayes). Described by 'All About Jazz' as a “concise treasure rippling with hip pop & R&B harmonies laced with jazz devices” (Phil Di Pietro), this record was written, arranged, produced and recorded by Oli in his home studio, while living in Boston during 2004 and 2005. Over the course of the album's 8 songs “about love and longing for love” (Michelle Blumsack - STL PLAYBACK), Oli blends influences ranging from R&B, gospel, jazz and pop to form a sound that is truly his own. “Hush Now”, which follows on from Oli's 2003 release “The Oli Rockberger Band” (both available on ITUNES and CDBABY) has confirmed Oli Rockberger as a soulful artist of substance, well worth watching, and well on his way...

As a solo artist, Oli is fast establishing himself as a first rate international performer with many high profile performances already to his name including: The Royal Albert Hall London 1998, The Phoenix Jazz Festival Japan 2001 (opening for Makoto Ozone Trio), Brecon Jazz Festival 2003, The City Showcase London 2004 (opening for Hamish Stewart), Steinway & Sons Boston 2004 (Songwriting Workshop & Trio Performance), US Embassy Sponsored Tour of Ecuador (2004) and UHF Cable TV Performance and Interview (NYC 2006). In July 2006 Oli will be headlining the opening night of NYC favorite jazz venue Cornelia Street Cafe's annual Blues Festival. As a sideman Oli has performed at The Jazz Cafe London, The Blue Note New York, Scullers of Boston, and has shared the stage with the likes of Frank McComb & Branford Marsalis, Abe Laboriel, Jackie De Shannon, George Duke, David Fiuczynski, Jason Eskridge & Antonio Hart, Marlon Saunders, Larry Watson, Danny Sadownick, Eska, Bembesegue, Jason Yarde and Jade Fox amongst others.

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