Gregoire Maret – Harmonica (8/12)
Regina Carter – Violin (8/13)
Michael Olatuja- Bass/Composer
Aaron Parks – Piano
Terreon Gully – Drums
Samir Zarif – Saxophone
Thana Alexa – Voice (8/13)
Keum-Bee Lim – Voice (8/12)
British/Nigerian bassist Michael Olatuja has worked with artists like Spike Lee, Phil Collins, Chaka Khan, Angelique Kidjo, Kylie Minogue, Rod Stewart, Lisa Stansfield, Terence Blanchard, Joe Lovano, Chrisette Michele, Kurt Elling, Lionel Loueke, Jools Holland, Alan Cumming, Bebe Winans, Laura Mvula, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Amel Larrieux, Peter Cincotti, Claudia Acuna, Jose James, Gretchen Parlato.
Musical theater credits include: The Color Purple (feat. Jennifer Hudson), Motown, Lion King, Wicked, Lady Day (feat. Audra McDonald) among others.
“A singular voice that taps all the cultures from which it is born.” – BBC
“Bassist Michael Olatuja simply delivered a well-honed message; its project was a perpetual thing, a way of being” – New York Times
“His bass sound and distinct sense of time are always consistent, and are always the propelling force of the music.” – Jazz Inside Magazine
“Olatuja’s supple, acoustic and electric bass lines that can trace their low-end ancestry to Ron Carter and Jaco Pastorius.” – All About Jazz