Sun, Dec 3rd | 6:00 PM
Piano, Keyboard, Synth
Styles - Jazz, Classical, Latin
Oscar Jasso was born in the city of Los Angeles, CA, where he began taking piano lessons at a very young age. At age sixteen, he began his undergraduate studies in piano performance at the Conservatorio De Las Rosas in the city of Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico).
Three years later, he continued his studies at Escuela Nacional De Musica in Mexico City. There he studied piano with Luis Mayagoitia and Ramon Mier. In 1994, he was awarded a scholarship to study with the Italian composer Franco Donatoni. While living in Mexico, Oscar performed in various cities of that country as well as arranging Mexican folk songs for choirs from Casas De Cultura which he accompanied.
In 1997, Oscar returned to the United States and now lives in Chicago, IL. There he studied composition with Robert Lombardo, Ilya Levinson, and electronic composition with Don Malone at Roosevelt University (Chicago). In 2001, Oscar studied film scoring at Columbia College (Chicago).
Oscar has been teaching piano at the Old Town School of Folk Music since 2001, and is an active composer producing music for diverse media such as dance and film.
Education: Escuela Nacional de Musica, Mexico City,
Chicago Musical College, Roosevelt University
Member ASCAP, TI:ME, NACUSA
Started at the Old Town School in August of 2001