Olivier Ker Ourio
Paris-based musician, composer, band leader, and highly-regarded soloist, Olivier Ker Ourio has established himself as one of the world’s premiere chromatic jazz harmonica players.
Acclaimed by critics as the true inheritor of Toots Thielemans, OKO is a highly demanded soloist (Alexandre Desplat, Jean-Claude Petit, Sylvain Luc, Marcel Azzola, Michel Legrand, Didier Lockwood, Danyel Waro, Ralph Towner…) as much as a great composer and project leader.
In his 11 albums recorded as a leader, his compositions combine lyric melodies with invigorating rhythms and inventive harmonies. Emotionally expressive, warm and inviting, Ker Ourio’s music is committed, fresh, and melodic — and above all, straight from the heart.
His new album “Singular Insularity” recorded with his companions of insularity: Gregory Privat (piano/fender rhodes), Gino Chantoiseau (bass), Arnaud Dolmen (drums) & Inor Stolongo (percussions) will be released January 31st, 2020.