Trombonist | Vocalist | Music Director | Producer
Osvaldo Melendez Jr, known professionally as Ozzie Melendez, has been a highly regarded studio musician and touring artist in various genres of the music industry since the mid- 1980’s. He has performed with some of the biggest names in the industry including:
Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bruce Springsteen, Celia Cruz, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Marc Anthony, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Richard Bona, Ruben Blades, Saturday Night Live Band, Spyro Gyra, Willie Colon, to name a few.
Ozzie has performed all over the world as a trombonist, clinician, composer and music director as well as playing on Broadway shows, movie soundtracks, commercials and television shows. He has worked on numerous Grammy award-winning projects as well as gold and platinum records.
Ozzie is currently on tour with Marc Anthony, while still performing with Willie Colon, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and Diana Ross.
Dynamic Flexibility Book
By Ozzie Melendez
Over 150 Downloadable Trombone & Trumpet Audio Demonstrations In Various Tempos As Well As Practice Log Sheets To Document Your Progress
” These are some of the best flexibility exercises I’ve ever been challenged with. Take it on and good luck! “
"The Best Flexibility Exercises!"
Luis Bonilla, Professor Of Jazz Trombone/Jazz Studies University Of Music & Performing Arts Graz Austria
” No tengo la pequeña duda de que los ejercicios en este libro han sido una parte esencial de su secreto..”
Angel Fernández, Trompetista, compositor, arreglista, productor Director Musical, Orquesta Marc Anthony
“Ozzie Meléndez is a great technician who is cognizant of the dynamics of the music he’s playing.”
He is a warrior who gives 100% whenever he gets on that stage. He is a creative soloist and can rock a song whether it’s a tender ballad or a fierce roaring jam. That’s why he is such a tremendous asset to any band, especially a band with a trombone front line like mine"
Willie Colon, Iconic Salsa Legend