How did the Spanish Harlem Orchestra come together? What was the genesis?
In part 2 , Latin Biz Today’s Miriam Goderich chats with 4X Grammy Award artist, Oscar Hernandez about the back story of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. How it came together. Oscar’s insights on the band, how fortunate he is to be its band leader, the amazing talent and live audience feedback from around the U.S. and the world.
Oscar is the founder and artistic director of the renowned Spanish Harlem Orchestra, with a mantel full of Grammys, a composer and arranger, and a teacher and mentor to up-and-coming musicians. But, what is most engaging about this outstanding artist is his love of music, which pours out of him in two languages in the excited tones of a young man on his first world tour.
Watch part one The Music Man [Video] and read about Oscar’s personal trajectory from a Bronx, NY teenager to the creative body of work, bands and experiences.
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