Oscar Neira

Saxophonist Barcelona, Spain 34 Followers

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About Oscar Neira

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Oscar Neira is a Colombian saxophonist and composer. Descended from a family with musical traditions, he began his musical studies in his native country and completed them in Switzerland and New York. In 2005 he settled in Barcelona, Spain where in addition to playing in other people's groups he created his own, The Oscar Neira Latin Project. This was a Latin-Jazz septet with a repertoire of original compositions. The songs comprised Oscar's first album released under his own name with the title Every Day.

Oscar's septet generated great public interest and they performed in the 39th Barcelona Voll-Damm International Festival of Jazz. They shared the bill with renowned jazz figures such as Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Michel Camilo and Richard Bona, among others.

The Latin Project was active until 2013 when with a desire to return to his deepest musical influences, Oscar created the ON3, The Oscar Neira Trio. This group was composed of the atypical format of Saxophones and EWI with keyboard and drums. Oscar's desire for this group was to find a new sound and new musical paths.

After this experience, in the middle of that same year, Oscar founded a completely different group, The Quartet, out of the desire to return to a more standard format. Following a series of concerts, the group, comprised of Gilles Estoppey on piano and keys, Paco Weht on double bass and Santi Colomer on drums, recored a new CD entittled Walking In The Rain.

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In addition to being a working professional musician, Oscar also teaches musical performance and a love for music to both children and adults in different schools in the greater Barcelona area..


Saxofonista y compositor de origen colombiano descendiente de una familia de tradición musical
inicia sus estudios en Colombia y completa su formación en Suiza y Nueva York.
En 2005 se instala en Barcelona donde ademas de integrar diferentes proyectos crea el Oscar Neira Latin Project.. Un septeto de latin jazz con un repertorio original con el cual graba el primer disco bajo su nombre que lleva por titulo EVERY DAY.
El septeto genera gran expectativa y participa en la 39 edición del festival de jazz internacional de Barcelona Voll-Damm compartiendo cartelera con grandes estrellas del jazz como Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Michel Camilo y Richard Bona entre otros.

El Latin Project estuvo activo hasta 2013. Este mismo año queriendo regresar a sus influencias musicales mas profundas Oscar Neira crea ON3 (Oscar Neira trio) teclados, batería, saxos y ewy, formato atípico con el que busca un nuevo sonido y nuevos caminos. Después de esta experiencia
a mediados del mismo año deseando volver a un formato mas clásico pero con un sonido mas moderno funda The Quartet. Un cuarteto completamente diferente conformado por Gilles Estoppey en el piano y los teclados, Paco Weht en el contrabajo y Santi Colomer en la batería, con el cual después de una serie de conciertos graba un nuevo álbum titulado WALKING IN THE RAIN.

Oscar Neira compagina su actividad musical con la docencia, enseñando a grandes y chicos el amor por la música a través de sus clases en diferentes escuelas.