Three-time Grammy Award Winner Oscar Hernández has long been considered one of the most gifted and prominent pianist/ arrangers on the contemporary Latin, Latin-jazz and salsa music scene.
Oscar’s career as a professional began in the 70’s performing and recording with such seminal artists as Ismael Miranda ,Ray Barreto, Celia Cruz, Conjunto Libre, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez & Grupo Folklorico. Oscar was responsible for charting the musical course of the Rubén Blades Band.
“Seis Del Solar”. Increasingly in demand as a pianist, arranger and producer, the Bronx native has produced such artists as Ruben Blades, Paul Simon, Willie Colón “Carabali”, Daniel Ponce,
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Rafael Dejesus, Eddie Torres, Phil Hernandez, Steve Kroon, Juan Luis Guerra, etc. and than made a more personal statement with the debut CD’s “Decision” and “Alternate Roots” by his band Seis Del Solar the Rubén Blades Band sans Rubén, and now with his 2X Grammy Award winning band “The Spanish Harlem Orchestra”.
“The Art of Latin Jazz” is the first album under multi-Grammy Salsa bandleader Oscar Hernandez’ name. It also takes him out of his Salsa genre comfort zone.
Oscar Hernández had been a successful Salsa musician and bandleader for over 4 decades. He was the musical director for Ruben Blades’ Seis del Solar. Additionally, Oscar has been leading the acclaimed Spanish Harlem Orchestra for 15 years, and counting. With both of these groups Oscar Hernandez has won multiple Grammy awards.