Oli Bott studied vibraphone and composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston with teachers such asGary Burton and Bob Brookmeyer. He graduated "summa cum laude".Since then he works as a freelance vibraphonist and composer in Berlin. He received several scholarships by thecity of Berlin and composition commissions for his own jazz orchestra. Many of his concerts throughout Europewere recorded by TV and radio. He obtained awards at various international competitions such as the "NDRMusikpreis"for bigband conductors, the 1st prize at the Improvisation Competition in Leipzig, the Europ JazzContest and the Wayne Shorter Award, USA.Since 2016 recording artist for Six Degrees Records (San Francisco).