Dave Osoff

Dave Osoff

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Jazz - Contemporary | Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Total Song Plays: 129   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Dave Osoff - Keyboardist, Songwr

Dave Osoff is an award winning keyboardist, songwriter and instrumental artist based in Boston, MA. and a "musical chameleon" according to internationally distributed Keyboard Magazine, who featured him in the July, 2002 issue. Equally adept at genres as wide ranging as Rock, Funk, R&B, Boogie-Woogie, Acid Jazz, Electronica, and Jazz-Rock-Fusion, his palette of sounds, colors and grooves is equally wide ranging, incorporating acoustic and electric piano, organ and clavinet as well as an array of vintage/modern synthesizers and samples into the music.

Dave's debut instrumental album 'Mosaic', with it's 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 members of the Music Industry.

The album has received considerable airplay on commercial, college and online radio in the contemporary jazz format and tracks have also been licensed to productions by the New England Sports Network, United Airlines, The Fuel Network, several Boston area public access television stations, and dozens of websites and corporate presentations.

Dave has recently launched Groovinloops.com, providing custom music and licensing for internet, corporate and multimedia use and is also a staff composer/producer for Atlanta based BBM.net and Phoenix, AZ and Darien, CT based Jupiter Media.

Dave is also a performing and writing member of The Gary Backstrom Band, based in Boston, MA. Gary Backstrom Band is a high energy, innovative original act featuring the infectious licks and songwriting of nationally recognized guitarist Gary Backstrom, the mesmerizing grooves of award winning keyboardist Dave Osoff and the dynamic and soulful rhythm section of bassist Brian O'Connell and drummer Dave Scandura.

The band's music features clever, hook filled songwriting and arrangements with intense interaction among the musicians. Their unique sound is interwoven with exciting, unpredictable improvisation that can only be heard in the best live acts on the scene today.

In addition, Dave Osoff also performs with up and coming songwriter/artist Sam James and has also recorded and/or performed with many top regional artists, including the Vykki Vox Band, Max Creek, Jiggle, Rounder recording artist Michelle Wilson and Evil Gal, Tone-Cool artist Tony Lynn Washington, dynamic Boston/New York blues/R+B/soul artist Nicole Nelson, Boston Music award winner, The Chris Fitz Band, innovative songwriters Pat Burtis, Jennifer Matthews and Jordan Carp, The Chickenslack Soul Revue and the live organic trance/electronica of Nikulydin.

Visit http://daveosoff.com, http://garybackstrom.com and http://myspace.com/samjamesmusic