Ollie is a Melbourne based drummer with a passion for jazz, funk, fusion and Latin music.
He has established himself within the Melbourne Jazz scene over the past 3 years and now performs regularly with the Paris Cat Big Band, Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra, Jack Earle Big Band, Toshi Clinch Big Band plus many smaller ensembles and jazz trio's playing alongside an impressive line-up of Melbourne's Jazz elite.
Recent and memorable career highlights include performing with Dick Oats and Rich De Rosa at the Paris Cat Jazz Club (Melb), touring and playing alongside James Morrison in the 2019 JMA Student Tour and the honour of being included as a guest artist for Tony Gould's 80th birthday celebrations at Jazz Lab (Melb).
Currently studying a Bachelor of Music at the James Morrison Academy of Music, Ollie hopes to carve out a diverse career as a creative and professional jazz musician/educator whilst remaining a life-long learner and contributor to the jazz community.
"Master your instrument, master the music and then forget all that and just play."
Live performances, studio recording, musical theatre productions, tutor and accompanist.
From Sinatra to Snarky Puppy, Oliver can curate a stylish and customisable jazz ensemble tailored to your specific event or function.
Oliver Shute Big Band
A new 17 piece swinging youth jazz orchestra featuring some of Melbourne's most up and coming jazz musicians.