Oscar Darden’s influence began with his father in the basement of his family home.
By listening to the likes of James Brown, Grover Washington and Parliament, Oscar developed his ear and became an advanced musician at an early age.
His formal training was enhanced in high school where he was recognized as one of the top jazz soloist in the country. He later earned a scholarship to Northern Illinois University where he studied jazz performance under Columbia recording artist Steve Duke.
Oscar has a unique propensity for evaluating the groove and then creating a blend of melodic interpretations that complement any ensemble.