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Woodwind (Saxophone and Clarinet)

Man in maroon plaid suit and cheetah-print tie poses holding his saxophone.

Tutor: Oscar Laven

Oscar Laven is an eclectic saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist based in Wellington, New Zealand.

A frequently appearing personality in the Wellington jazz scene, Laven is a busy full-time performer, composer, and teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in jazz and classical performance from the New Zealand School of Music. He has performed/recorded internationally and across the country with many ensembles including the Oscar Laven Quartet, Laven-French Quintet, his big band The Neo Hot Jive Orchestra, The Royal New Zealand Airforce Band, Orchestra Wellington, The Rodger Fox Big Band, New Zealand School of Music Big Band, National Youth Orchestra and Youth Jazz Orchestra, Black Spider StompThe Wellington City Shake ‘Em On Downers, and many others.

He offers teaching expertise across all saxophones and clarinet types, as well as specialist tutoring in improvisation.