Bio

Oli Morris is a saxophonist based in Bristol, UK. Growing up in California, Oli holds a dual UK and US citizenship and spent his childhood living in California and Connecticut, before moving to England aged 11.

 

Often compared to Shabaka Hutchings, Bob Reynolds and Chris Cheek, Oli relocated to Bristol and threw himself in the local music scene. Oli has been described by Derek Nash (Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra) as a “burgeoning talent…conversant with many aspects of jazz and is already finding his own voice.” In 2021 he released his first single “Bimal” to critical acclaim, gaining over 13K streams on Spotify and airplay on BBC Introducing, SWU FM and BBC Upload.

 

Earlier this year Oli released his sophomore single “Flyer,” a nostalgic ode to his Californian roots. This came a week before his feature on Emeli Sandé's most recent album, "Let’s Say for Instance," which greatly helped progress his musical career. Oli plans to release his debut EP by the beginning of 2023.