Sat, Oct 07|
The Skylark Lounge
8pm | Oscar Ornelas
Oscar Ornelas, a Skylark staple, plays a a harmonious fusion of blues and jazz. He effortlessly weaves together the soulful melodies of blues and the improvisational spirit of jazz, paying a heartfelt tribute to the cherished sounds of East Austin's musical legacy.
Time & Location
Oct 07, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78722, USA
6:00pm Maplewood All Stars
8:00pm Oscar Ornelas
10:00pm The Voice of Erica
$10 Cover charge at the door.
Oscar Ornelas plays a seamless fusion of blues and jazz, nurtured by East Austin's rich musical legacy. In 2014, Oscar Ornelas made Austin his new home and immediately ignited the local music scene. During his very first weekend in town, he secured gigs and took the stage every night. Collaborating with East Austin icons such as Harold McMillan and Matthew Robinson, he found himself on a unique musical path, one that opened doors and offered opportunities that eluded many newcomers.
Ornelas fondly recalls his early experiences, stating, "I'm profoundly grateful for the vibrant music scene in East Austin." In the heart of this dynamic community, blues and jazz artists warmly embraced him, setting the stage for his remarkable journey. Since his arrival, Ornelas has carved out a niche as a respected musician firmly rooted in East Austin, frequently gracing The Skylark Lounge stage multiple times each month.
His musical journey began at a young age, but it was at eighteen that he fell headlong in love with the blues. With a focus on piano and saxophone, Ornelas has been immersed in the world of blues ever since.
Drawing inspiration from legendary figures like Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima, Ornelas is currently in the creative throes of crafting new music. His compositions are a reflection of the blues and jazz traditions of New Orleans, mirroring their deep-rooted elements. While his earlier works centered on the pursuit of a compelling rhythm, he now seeks to infuse more profound messages into his lyrics, aiming to resonate with his audience on a deeper level.
Oscar Ornelas embodies the spirit of East Austin's musical heritage, seamlessly blending blues and jazz to create a harmonious tribute. His journey continues to evolve, and his passion for music is unwavering. Oscar Ornelas invites you to join him on this captivating odyssey as he weaves stories and melodies that pay homage to the beloved sounds of East Austin's past.