Oscar Rafael Serrano Prada
Tenor Saxophone - Soprano - Flute
Born in Toledo, Norte de Santander began his musical studies in his hometown with the Masters Pedro Pabón and Manuel Montanes who encouraged him to study music formally. Years later at the Conservatory of Music, National University of Colombia in Bogotá and taking saxophone with Master Luis Becerra, while receiving private lessons with Teachers Bautista Alonso and Luis Eduardo Aguilar leading saxophonist who influenced the taste for Jazz and classical music.
Years later to Bucaramanga and enter the music conservatory of the Department. Harmony DICAS where he studied with Maestro Leonardo Gómez Silva and Flute with Master Carlos Serrano.En 1985 and traveled to Bogota to continue his musical studies and entered the Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Colombia and studied flute with Teachers Jaime Moreno and Fabio Londoño Regresa A Bucaramanga in 1986 and is linked to the Symphonic Band Flutist Dept of Santander and later as tenor saxophonist for 13 years, was a teacher at the Industrial University of Santander, DPTAL School of Music, Baton Santander and different Educational Institutions Bucaramanga.
Launched its activities as a jazz soloist in 2000 after founder and director of Jazz Bolero Oasis groups, Waning Moon Kaleidoscope Jazz Ensemble and Jazz, with a view to exploring, preserving and disseminating this universal genre like the JAZZ . Musical activity also alternated as Professor of Saxophone and Flute. In 2004 participates in the 8th National Jazz Workshop Center Orientation Cristancho Musical Bogota teachers dictated by Iñaki Sandoval and Gabriel L Ardebol Conservatory Teachers' Classroom - Barcelona Spain in partnership with Berklee School Music. National Congress of Music - Bogotá 2009
Taking elements of jazz for an identity through his compositions and interpretations in this universal genre.
Within his style blend different rhythms from the Blues, Swing, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba and his own compositions.
As founding director of Jazz Kaleidoscope group has participated in the
I Bucaramanga International Jazz Festival Auditorio Luis A. Calvo
II National Jazz Festival City of Floridablanca Santander 2006
I local jazz festival "Cultural Casa Solar" Bucaramanga.
II Festival Iberoamericano de Bucaramanga storytellers.
I Festival of Instrumental Music of the Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle Bucaramanga.
"ParqueArte" Cultural Programs Mayor of Bucaramanga.
He was invited by the Bank of the Republic to participate in the Latin Jazz Festival I a younger version in the cities of Valledupar ADUCESAR auditorium, convention center ANAS Riohacha MAI, CAJAMAG Auditorium Santa Marta, San Andres Island CASA DE LA CULTURA DEL MAR, Barranquilla theater AMIRA DE LA ROSA, IV music festival Auditorium San José de Cúcuta BANK OF THE REPUBLIC, also participated in the III Festival de jazz de Bogota University Auditorium Colsubsidio, IX Blues & Jazz Festival 2006 Bogota dragonfly. Urban Arts Festival Live Bogota Fus2008 D.C.
Oscar Serrano has been presented at major cultural venues in the city of Bucaramanga and the Public Library Auditorium Municipal Gabriel Turbay, the Teatro Coliseo Peralta, the band shell, the Auditorio Luis A. Calvo of University Industrial of Santander, the Auditorium of the University of Santo Tomas de Aquino, the Auditorium of the University Autonoma of Bucaramanga, the Auditorium of the University Cooperativa of Colombia and the Auditorium of the Chamber of Commerce. In Bogota has performed in major clubs Social and Cultural Activities Hotels.
Oscar Serrano opens a window into the imagination sound in national and international culture.
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