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Roella

July 18th @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Roella is a British multi-instrumentalist, performer and composer of Nigerian and Jamaican heritage. As of June 2024, she is a recent graduate of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Masters Programme; in 2023 she was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music’s undergraduate programme. In spring 2023 Roella performed with her piano trio at the NAMM show in California and Capitol Turnaround in Washington as a featured artist of the SHEROCKS showcase. Pianistically, she represented Berklee’s Jazz and Gender Justice Institute at the Reno Jazz Festival, the Detroit Jazz Festival Collegiate competition and headlined with NEA Jazz Master and grammy-award winner Terri-Lyne Carrington’s band for BAMSfest.

In May 2022, she won the ISJAC prize for Emerging Black Composers; travelling to Austin, Texas to accept the award and perform with their jazz orchestra. In November 2022, Roella booked a London Mini-tour for her trio during the London Jazz Festival. Three of five show dates; the Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Soho were sold out. The tour coincided with the release of her first EP ,”Sentient Sounds.”

Instagram: @roellaoloromusic

Twitter: @Rella_xo

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