Born: Phoenix, Arizona Raised: Glendale, AZ
Music Career: Played with many Latino and none Latin bands since I was 17 years old. "Now I'm on the wrong side of 40. I'm 54. Ouch!" Summer of 2000 did a 12 country, two month tour of Europe backing several acts.
My influences for "Superhero" are John Williams, Tito Puente, Herb Alpert, Maynard Ferguson, Julius Wechter, Mason Williams' "Classical Gas" and Leroy Anderson. I'll let someone else figure out the last one)
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Why do I still live in Glendale/Phoenix, AZ: I love the heat! And all "La Familia" is here.
Favorite things to do: Surf the net, practice my instruments, blog, and write & arrange music.
Favorite Night Club and Restaurant! La Perla Cafe. Open since 1946.
Description: Trumpeter, pianist, vocalist, & writer: Juan Oskar produced a dance CD "Baile Buffet" in 2001 that introduced original music and traditional Mexican songs in a modern dance mix. Then in 2003 did the CD "Jazz, Pizzazz, & Latino". The title is self explanatory. In 2005 did "Christmas is For Grownups Too" and 2007, "Superhero".