Oscar Deric Brown

Composer/Conductor/Pianist and Musician in New York

Oscar Deric Brown

Composer/Conductor/Pianist and Musician in New York

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Is an American arranger, composer, pianist, and producer born August 6th, 1953.

Who first cultivated his love of music as a piano prodigy and begin to study the piano at the age of three with pianist Martha Kainbridge, and at age 12 with pianist Johana Harris, and orchestration with composer Roy Harris.

Oscar's early musical influences were composers, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Having always had an interest in cinema, and the use of melodies and the orchestra. Johana Harris introduced Oscar to the film, Black Orpheus by Brazilian Director Marcel Camus.

This film featured the music of composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Hearing the music of Jobim would forever be a lasting influence on Oscar's direction, and introduction to the art form known as jazz.

There are many other names of influence, but to many to mention here.

During Oscar’s final year in high school, Oscar became the apprentice to composer Oliver Nelson between 1969 - 1973.

Oliver Nelson among many things was one of the first African American Composers in Hollywood.

In 1973 Oscar would serve as the scorings assistant to Nelson for the Bernardo Bertolucci film,

Last Tango In Paris.

2019 Oscar is highly regarded for his work as a composer, keyboardist, and producer. Scoring for films and TV.

Recording and performing new works such as, "The Conversation Project"

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