Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Osaru is an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer. He owns and runs a production house in the Winston-Salem area of North Carolina, where he is working on a variety of Smooth Jazz and R&B projects.
His second CD, Home With The Keys, is smooth jazz at its best. From silky soprano phrases in Last Night... to funky tenor sax lines in Let's Begin, he expresses himself to the fullest, using his keyboards, a breath controller and his wind controller. His background training as a physician is many a time evident in the meticulous craftsmanship of his songs and bedside manner in which he delivers his message.
Some of his music has been compared to Kenny G., Paul Hardcastle and Norman Brown. Osaru started playing African percussion at the age of eight, church organ at nine and toured as a cover band keyboardist in his teens. Today he plays the electric keyboards, piano, electric bass, WX5 wind controller, drums and percussion. He sings and plays all the instruments on both his albums. Musical influences include Paul Hardcastle, George Benson, Kenny G. and Stanley Clarke. He is currently working on his third CD.