NIRAN OBASA TRIO
NIRAN OBASA (piano), DARLINGTON JOSEPH (bass) and STANLEY OHIOS (drums)
WEDNESDAY 15 th FEBRUARY 8.00pm
VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
www.vortexjazz.co.uk | Email: email@example.com
Info: 020 7254 4097 | TICKETS: £12.50 / £10.00 (CONS)
The Nigerian jazz trio of pianist NIRAN OBASA, bassist DARLINGTON JOSEPH and drummer STANLEY
OHIOS creates original music that takes Nigerian folklore as the starting point of improvisation that is
breathtaking in its scope and originality. They merge the rhythms of Fela Kuti and the harmony of Herbie
Hancock to create exciting music that moves contemporary African jazz forward into a new realm.
NIRAN OBASA is a pianist of grace and invention. He studied at Trinity College London. A key session player
in Nigeria where he recorded many CDs with a host of bandleaders. Currently he is the musical director of
The Yoruba Women Choir and a key member of Femi and The InRhythms where he plays sythns and
keyboards. The Niran Obasa Trio allows him to showcase his original composition skills and formidable
DARLINGTON JOSEPH is a virtuoso electric bassist who has worked and shared the stage with the likes of
Femi Kuti, Erykah Badu, Roy Hargrove, Angelique Kidjo, Jane’s Addiction and more. A superb bass player
who is blessed with techniques and touch. His big fat sounds make him the ideal partner in the Niran Obasa
Trio that allows him to stretch out and play solos within the rhythms being created by Stanley Ohios and
the harmonic inventions of Niran Obasa.
STANLEY OHIOS built his name playing in Nigerian churches and with the likes of Wanda Baloyi, The
Dawnay Band, Winnie Kumalo, Kunle Ayo, Femi Ogunkoya, The Steve Rodes Orchestra, Hope Davids etc.
The Niran Obasa Trio allows for a greater responsibility – playing rhythms with a simpler and tight beat
(groove). He is not just a drummer but a musician like Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham, Tony Allen and Dave
Weckl that creates grooves behind complex arrangements.
This trio concert sees him featuring music from the solo CD “CHILDREN OF CHIBOK” and “4 th Dimension”.
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