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 Stomp, The Wellington City Shake ‘Em On Downers and many others.
Oscar playing one of his original compositions with guitarist Garam Jung
Oscar with the Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers
Oscar leading his big band Neo Hot Jive Orchestra
The Berrie – Hottentot (John Scofield) Live @ Rogue & Vagabond