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Feldman, Oscar (Alejandro)

Feldman, Oscar (Alejandro), saxophonist, composer and arranger; b. Cordoba, Argentina, 12 June 1961. He grew up in Cordoba around painters who gathered in the family art gallery business. He has extensive performance and recording experience that ranges from straight ahead jazz, Brazilian, pop to fusion. In Argentina he recorded as a sideman about 50 albums and also participated in commercial and film recordings.

Oscar performed with composer and bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi 1980-1986. Feldman won the Outstanding Performance Award as the Best Soloist in fusion in Buenos Aires, 1986 and a Berklee Achievement Scholarship Award in 1992. He graduated cum laude from Berklee College of Music in 1995 with a Major in Professional Music.

Feldman joined as a lead alto the United Nations Orchestra, that was once lead by the legendary Dizzy Gillespie and currently is conducted by Paquito D'Rivera, touring in the US and Europe. He also writes articles for Down Beat magazine on his spare time.

Oscar has been teaching saxophone and flute since 1986 and most recently for the New Jersey Chamber Music Society, teaching children.

Recordings:
El Angel (with Gato Barbieri, Claudio Roditti, Alex Acuna and Paquito D'Rivera, 1999); Paquito D'Rivera: Tropicana Nights (1999, Latin Grammy Award 2000 winner for "Best Latin Jazz Album"); Rudy Calzado & the Cubarama (1999); Al Dimeola: The Grande Passion (2000)

Contact information:
Oscar Feldman
21 50th St. #3 / Weehawken, NJ 07086 US
ofeldmusic@msn.com

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