Come hear Oscar Peñas celebrate the release of his album "Chicken or Pasta" with a swingin' quartet! In-person and livestream tickets available!
Oscar Peñas - composer and guitar
Sara Caswell - violin
Moto Fukushima - electric bass
Richie Barshay - drums
Guitarist/composer/bandleader Oscar Peñas is a Barcelona, Spain native and USA citizen. Peñas started taking guitar lessons at eight and got acquainted with jazz at seventeen. At twenty-one, he left law school for his "mistress," music, and at twenty-four, he moved to Boston, where he graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1999 and New England Conservatory of Music in 2007. Since then, he has lived in NYC.
“Chicken or Pasta” is the new album featuring Oscar’s recurrent quartet and special guests Mike Stern and Greg Leisz; this is Peñas’ sixth self-produced album as a leader and will feature Sara Caswell, violin (second recording together), Motohito Fukushima, electric bass (third recording together), andd Richie Barshay, drums (fourth recording together). The interaction between the band is effortless; the members understand the music and Oscar’s intricate melodies and writings throughout the time, and they share the stage and the recording studios. All the band members are NY residents. Guitarist Mike Stern and pedal steel guitar legend Greg Leisz are guests on the CD. Oscar Peñas’ discography can be found on his website for purchase.