About Parker

Parker Ousley is a multi-style cellist and singer based in Boston. He performs as a solo artist and plays in Dalia & The Big Violin, a duo with singer Dalia Marina that formed in 2017. In an attempt to help the cello become more relevant and prominent in contemporary music, Parker has developed a unique sound characterized by intricate pizzicato and strumming patterns, and fiddle-like bow technique. An experienced session musician,  he plays many styles of music, including classical, folk, funk, Middle Eastern, Bossa Nova, and gypsy jazz. His work has been featured on BBC Radio, NPR Music, and Washington, D.C.’s historic WPFW Jazz & Justice Radio. In addition to his work performing and recording, Parker runs workshops on the 21st century cello and teaches privately. Parker graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music in 2018 where he studied with Darol Anger, Mike Block, and Peter Eldridge.