Born: May 2, 1964 Primary Instrument: Piano
At an early age Ovaciir caught the vibe. The vibe was a love of music. A passion for music, in all its styles and forms, and like a cosmic force it’s been guiding him through the universe ever since.
Born Frank Randall III, Ovaciir grew up in a tight-knit family on the shores of Thread Lake in Flint, Michigan. He taught himself how to play drums at the age of 5, studied piano at the age of 7, and by the age of 9 had added bass, electric guitar and keyboards to his talents. It was about that time OVA took an interest in jazz, soaking up everything from the virtuoso piano playing of Oscar Petersen, to the jazz-rap fusion of Roy Ayers and Herbie Hancock. “Trendsetters always go outside the boundaries,” says OVA about his legendary predecessors, “and that’s what I try to do too. Predictability is the enemy of creativity.”...