B i o g r a p h y

José Oliveira
Saxophone . Clarinet . Flute

Maestro Jose Oliveira is the clarinet and saxophone lead of the principal orchestra of the State of Florida: The Miami Symphony, as per request of the well-known conductor Eduardo Marturet. On innumerable occasions he has been a soloist, and as such has performed on stage and on disc with artists such as: Andrea Bocelli, Gustavo Dudamel, The Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Belinda, Jose Feliciano, Roberto Carlos, Rafael “El Pollo Brito”, Lucero, Ana Gabriel, Anais Vivas, Cubanismo, Chino and Nacho, Los Cadillacs, Oscarcito, Oscar D’Leon, Los Adolescents, Andres Briceno, Linda Briceno, The Gurrufio Ensemble, Roberto Antonio, Beto Montenegro, Rawayana, Jorge Glem, Jeremias, Jerry Rivera, Olga Tanon, Gilberto Santa Rosa, The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, The Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra, The Benjamin Brea Jazz Quintet, The Vicente Freigeiro Jazz Big Band, The New World Jazz Band, The Big Band Jazz of the America;  amongst others.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Jose Oliveira at the age of 9, began his studies on the clarinet at the Juan Jose Landaeta Conservatory of Music under the apprenticeship of Maestro Marck Friedman. Jose is the founding member of the Chacao Youth Symphony Orchestra where he performed in numerous concerts as a soloist and principal of the clarinet section. He is also a founding member of the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela “El Sistema” in which he performed in various National and International tours, covering the most important theaters of the world.

He was named Chacao Municipality Youth of the Year in 1998 and won the Young Soloist International Competition in Caracas. That same year, from a group of more than 1,000 young adoloescents at the national level, he was selected as exceptional performer in the arts as a clarinetist and was presented with the Order of Jose Felix Rivas, which was awarded by President of the Republic Rafael Caldera.

He has developed his personal project, The Jose Oliveira Ensemble and is the director of one of the principal institutions of Venezuela: AKASUENA Academy of Arts, as well as the AKASUENA PRODUCTIONS recording studio, where he develops not only his career as solo artist but as  a composer and music producer. A sample of his work can be seen in his most recent production “Suma y no Resta” which features his work as  a solo saxophonist, composer, and producer, and which was nominated in the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards. Maestro Oliveira is a member of the Grammy Recording Academy.

Maestro Oliveira continues his musical career hand with “El Sistema” and  has collaborated with them in important concerts for the growth of culture of the nation and international relations in tours from 1995 until present time.