Join us for an evening with the internationally acclaimed Lee Oskar in our central London store!
Clarinet & Flute London
26 Stamford Street
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Clarinet & Flute London, Barnes and Mullins Ltd, and Lee Oskar Harmonicas is very pleased to present a harmonica clinic like no other clinic you have attended, featuring the world renowned LEE OSKAR, Founder and President of Lee Oskar Harmonicas!
Lee Oskar is a globally recognized harmonica virtuoso, composer, producer, visual artist, musical explorer and harmonica manufacturer. He delights in sharing his love of harmonica and music with audiences all over the world.
Whether you have always wanted to play harmonica, or you are already able to find your way around on this amazing tiny instrument, or you’re just a music lover at heart, this clinic will certainly be highly informative and entertaining.
Lee will share many topics about his own harmonica journey and the history of Lee Oskar Harmonicas. Lee will share and demonstrate how Lee Oskar Harmonicas breaks out of the “harp box” by offering different models that are tuned for playing many different musical genres. He will also be joined by Yanagisawa Sax player, Matt Telfer to demonstrate Lee’s iconic sound of harmonica paired with the saxophone, while playing Lee Oskar original compositions.
This is going to be one information-packed clinic filled with musical ideas, insights and inspiration! And it’s a unique chance to be up close and personal with this iconic harmonica virtuoso. We hope to see you then!
A Man and His Instrument, Dedicated to Excellence
Lee Oskar is an internationally acclaimed harmonica virtuoso, composer, producer, and lifelong musical explorer. He is renowned for his iconic role as a founding member and lead harmonica player of the pioneering funk/jazz band that composed and recorded such hits as “Low Rider,” “Spill the Wine,” “Cisco Kid,” “The World is a Ghetto,” “Slippin’ into Darkness,” “Why Can’t Be Friends,” and many more chart-topping songs from 1969-1993. Since then, Oskar and his original band mates from that era perform as the LowRider Band. Oskar also performs around the world with outstanding musicians from the Pacific Northwest of the United States, known as Lee Oskar and Friends, featuring his own new arrangements, innovative compositions and well-loved hit songs.
Over the years, several Lee Oskar compositions have been featured on movie sound tracks and television commercials. Oskar has contributed to many Gold and Platinum recordings, and has been honored with multiple ASCAP Writing Awards. His hooklines and melodies have been widely sampled, including the recent megahit song, “Timber” by Pitbull, and award-winning songs, “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne and “GDFR” by Flo Rida.
In the words of Seattle Times critic Misha Berson, “The harmonica man can really blow, but he can croon, too.”
With a wide-ranging portfolio of unforgettable compositions evoking different moods, rhythms and genres, Oskar has earned critical and popular acclaim for nearly four decades. Most recently, under the umbrella of Lee Oskar Productions and Publishing, Oskar has brought in highly talented instrumentalists to contribute to exciting new arrangements of his original compositions. This material will soon be released through various recording projects, including: “Faraway Dreams” (the first of the “Passages” series) and “Lee Oskar & Friends” (the first of the “Cricket In The Box” series.)
In addition, he has brilliantly produced the work of other artists playing Oskar compositions, including Takahiro Miyazaki from Japan, who Oskar considers to be one of the world’s greatest saxophone players, along with songs written and performed by David Rotundo, a well-received Canadian artist and Lee Oskar Harmonica Featured Artist, and music by Paul Hansen, acclaimed bassoonist and saxophonist, and Ariana Cap, bassist.
Oskar is globally known and loved for his outstanding ability to play in the moment—in perfect sync with his fellow bandmates— and connect with people through his music. As bassist Ted Sistrunk notes, “Lee is an instigator of the collective, who unifies people with his music in an original and incredible way!”
Oskar is also proud to collaborate with Playing for Change (PFC), a globally recognized organization that is dedicated to connecting people all over the world through the unifying power of music, and supporting music education in underserved areas. He performs as a featured artist on the PFC “Songs Around the World” album, as well as their “Listen to the Music” project. Oskar’s company, Lee Oskar Harmonicas, donates harmonicas for schoolchildren in the PFC’s designated schools around the world.
Ever-evolving as a composer, producer and performer, always questing for creative excellence, Lee Oskar continues to create, dedicating himself to his musical passions and making lasting contributions to the world through his uniquely engaging, ongoing body of work.