Dave Osoff

Dave Osoff

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Adventurous, innovative, award winning instrumental music bringing together contemporary and acid jazz, funk, rock, pop, blues, R&B and electronica, highlighted by intriguing melodies, arrangements, grooves and "stunning musicianship."

Biography

Dave Osoff is an award winning instrumental artist based in Boston, MA, USA. An independent touring artist, keyboardist, songwriter and composer for 20 years, Dave's music has been used in productions by The New England Sports Network, United Airlines, The Fuel Network, several Boston Public Access Television stations, and dozens of websites and corporate presentations.

Dave's instrumental album 'Mosaic', with its innovative mix of contemporary and acid jazz, funk, rock, pop, blues and electronica was awarded '2004 Instrumental Jazz Album of the Year' as well as the track 'Never Enough' as '2004 Instrumental Jazz Song of the Year' by Just Plain Folks, a worldwide community of over 25,000 Songwriters, Recording Artists, Music Publishers, Record Labels and other type of members of the Music Industry.

Dave has also been previously featured in the internationally distributed Keyboard Magazine, as well as in dozens of online and print publications around the US and abroad.

Joined by all star players such as Amadee Castenell (recorded/performed with Paul Simon, Paul McCartney, Branford Marsalis), Osoff unleashes a stunning medley of composition ranging from highly melodic contemporary and acid jazz to greasy funk, rock, R&B and innovative, jazz and rock inflected electronica.

"A standout for its enthusiasm, variety and invention"- Paul Robicheau, The Boston Globe

"This timeless cut is worth it's weight in ivory" -
Greg Rule, Keyboard Magazine

This album and it's title track, the hard driving funk of 'Mosaic', marks the first collaboration with premier New Orleans tenor saxophonist and flautist, Amadee Castenel, who's fiery and soulful melodies take the music to even greater heights. Dave is now recording a follow up to the Mosaic album as well as a solo piano album, both scheduled for release in 2009. Also currently in production are a variety of new recordings in multiple genres specifically geared towards film, television and multimedia applications.

Osoff has performed at venues and concerts throughout the US, and has played and/or recorded with many artists, including independent New England rockers Jiggle and Max Creek, Rounder recording artist Michelle Wilson and Evil Gal, Tone-Cool/Northern Blues artist Tony Lynn Washington, dynamic Boston blues/R+B/funk/soul artists, Nicole Nelson and the Vykki Vox Band, critically acclaimed Boston, SF, NYC songwriters Sam James, Pat Burtis, Jennifer Matthews and Jordan Carp, and the live organic trance/electronica of Nikulydin.

Dave Osoff has performed in numerous festivals and conferences around the US, including SXSW, NEMO (Boston), and Rockrgrl (Seattle, WA) and the Millenium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA, and has shared bills/stages with many national/international acts, including Little Feat, Spindoctors, Widespread Panic, Rusted Root, The Samples, Radiators and many more.

Dave Osoff also hosts the Groovinloops Music Library, a unique library offering a variety of custom and royalty free music available for licensing to internet, corporate and multimedia professionals.

For complete info, music, credits, promo and more, visit http://daveosoff.com.
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Along with the Mosaic project, Dave also is a collaborative member of the Gary Backstrom Band of Boston, MA, performing many of his own 'Mosaic ' originals as well as guitarist/songwriter Gary's infectious and highly melodic music, fusing rock, jazz, funk, blues, heavy improvisation and grooves along the lines of Herbie Hancock, Little Feat, Todd Rundgren, Santana and Jeff Beck. Visit http://garybackstrom.com

Discography

Original Discography:
Dave Osoff - 'Mosaic' (2004)

Dave has also recorded tracks on many independent releases from noted Boston and New England based artists.

Radio airplay:

Dave Osoff's music has received extensive airplay on hundreds of AAA and college stations throughout the US and Europe. The album "Mosaic" has received airplay throughout the US, Canada and in Europe on many jazz and specialty stations at the Commercial, college and internet levels. Visit http://daveosoff.com/AAA.shtml for a complete list.

Set List

Set list varies depending on length of show and type of gig/venue. All original sets for showcases, covers included for other shows/venues. Covers range from old to new, instrumental Beatles to soul/jazz/funk - always fresh, melodic and seamlessly integrated into the group sound.