Trombone I Vocalist I Music Director I Producer

Photos by Gisselle

Photos by Gisselle

Trombone I Vocalist I Music Director I Producer

~ If music is my life,
then you are my music ~

~ If music is my life,
then you are my music ~

Dynamic Flexibility

Dynamic Flexibility

ozzie melendez

The incredible career of “Ozzie” Melendez, one of the music industry’s most prolific trombonists, can be summed up in this beautiful quote he shares on his website, and it reads: “If music is my life, then you are my music.”  Powerful words that epitomize his passion for music, his love for his instrument, and the emergence of his craft that have evolved for more than 30 years.

Ozzie has shared his life compositions with fans across the globe on the same stages with some of the biggest names in the music industry including: Aretha Franklin, Tito Nieves, La India, Jose Alberto (El “Canario”), Gilberto Santo Rosa, Victor Manuel, Billy Joel, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bruce Springsteen, Celia Cruz, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Marc Anthony, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Ricky Martin, Richard Bona, Tito Puente, Rubén Blades, The Saturday Night Live Band, Jose Feliciano, Sheila E., Spyro Gyra, and Willie Colón, just to name a few!  He is also a principal studio trombonist and has recorded for super Latin and multi-Grammy award-winning producer Sergio George for over three decades. 

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Melendez, who was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island, NY, is a highly touted writer, arranger, producer, vocalist, and composer of countless projects across Latin, Salsa, Jazz, Pop, R & B, and Christian genres as well as for theater, television, and film. 

Ozzie’s passion and talents have taken him all over the world as a clinician, composer, and music director with memorable performances on Broadway, movie soundtracks, television shows and commercials, numerous Grammy award-winning projects, and gold and platinum records.  His more notable contributions and performances include Billy Joel’s “The Last Play at Shea” concert, contributed to horns arrangements for Billy Joel’s Broadway show Moving Out; composing and arranging horns for legendary Diana Ross’ “Live at Hollywood Bowl,” arranging and recording for over 20 years with C & C Music Factory, including their new single “Yo Soy Latino,” the Inauguration Balls for former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former President Obama’s “Fiesta Latino” Live at the White House in celebration of Latin Music and Hispanic Heritage Month, and ‘Live in Venezuela’ with Willie Colón and Rubén Blades. Ozzie’s most recent credits include co-producing with Willie Colón on his newest CD El Malo II and a cameo appearance in Lin Manuel-Miranda’s summer box office hit “In the Heights.” Additionally, Ozzie just completed recording with Marc Anthony on his forthcoming CD, wrapped up two new videos and eight tracks with the newly formed contemporary Latin band A Tempo, which he shares writing, producing, and vocals with three of his Marc Anthony Band bandmates.

 Ozzie, like many fellow musicians and colleagues, felt the effect of the most devasting pandemic the world has ever seen with the temporary suspension of on-stage performances in front of live audiences.  However, while he and others lost family, friends and loved ones, he kept pushing. “I made the decision early on that I would come out of this Pandemic better than when I went in,” he says.  While in lockdown, Ozzie wrote a supplemental trombone method book entitled Dynamic Flexibility and released with A Tempo, two chart-topping singles, “Solo Sin Ti” and “Por La Vereda.” 

 

As the world slowly transitions out of the pandemic and concerts before live audiences are returning to the stage, Ozzie is geared up and back in the saddle.  He is currently touring with Marc Anthony, and continues to perform and record with Willie Colón, with whom he has been a member of the band for over 30 years (six years as his musical director), Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Diana Ross, and his own band called The Funk Filharmonik.   

 

Ozzie is by far one of the hardest working musicians in the industry. His dedication, work ethic and professionalism has garnered the respect and trust of not only his colleagues, but also the many recording artists he has performed with and worked for.  

 

It is evident from Ozzie’s incredible thirty-year career, that he is indeed the “TBone Master.”

 

Ozzie endorses King Trombones.  

 

– Ozzie Melendez, Jr.

Photos by Gisselle

ozzie melendez

The incredible career of “Ozzie” Melendez, one of the music industry’s most prolific trombonists, can be summed up in this beautiful quote he shares on his website, and it reads: “If music is my life, then you are my music.”  Powerful words that epitomize his passion for music, his love for his instrument, and the emergence of his craft that have evolved for more than 30 years.

Ozzie has shared his life compositions with fans across the globe on the same stages with some of the biggest names in the music industry including: Aretha Franklin, Tito Nieves, La India, Jose Alberto (El “Canario”), Gilberto Santo Rosa, Victor Manuel, Billy Joel, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bruce Springsteen, Celia Cruz, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Marc Anthony, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Ricky Martin, Richard Bona, Tito Puente, Rubén Blades, The Saturday Night Live Band, Jose Feliciano, Sheila E., Spyro Gyra, and Willie Colón, just to name a few!  He is also a principal studio trombonist and has recorded for super Latin and multi-Grammy award-winning producer Sergio George for over three decades. 

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Melendez, who was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island, NY, is a highly touted writer, arranger, producer, vocalist, and composer of countless projects across Latin, Salsa, Jazz, Pop, R & B, and Christian genres as well as for theater, television, and film. 

Ozzie’s passion and talents have taken him all over the world as a clinician, composer, and music director with memorable performances on Broadway, movie soundtracks, television shows and commercials, numerous Grammy award-winning projects, and gold and platinum records.  His more notable contributions and performances include Billy Joel’s “The Last Play at Shea” concert, contributed to horns arrangements for Billy Joel’s Broadway show Moving Out; composing and arranging horns for legendary Diana Ross’ “Live at Hollywood Bowl,” arranging and recording for over 20 years with C & C Music Factory, including their new single “Yo Soy Latino,” the Inauguration Balls for former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former President Obama’s “Fiesta Latino” Live at the White House in celebration of Latin Music and Hispanic Heritage Month, and ‘Live in Venezuela’ with Willie Colón and Rubén Blades. Ozzie’s most recent credits include co-producing with Willie Colón on his newest CD El Malo II and a cameo appearance in Lin Manuel-Miranda’s summer box office hit “In the Heights.” Additionally, Ozzie just completed recording with Marc Anthony on his forthcoming CD, wrapped up two new videos and eight tracks with the newly formed contemporary Latin band A Tempo, which he shares writing, producing, and vocals with three of his Marc Anthony Band bandmates.

 Ozzie, like many fellow musicians and colleagues, felt the effect of the most devasting pandemic the world has ever seen with the temporary suspension of on-stage performances in front of live audiences.  However, while he and others lost family, friends and loved ones, he kept pushing. “I made the decision early on that I would come out of this Pandemic better than when I went in,” he says.  While in lockdown, Ozzie wrote a supplemental trombone method book entitled Dynamic Flexibility and released with A Tempo, two chart-topping singles, “Solo Sin Ti” and “Por La Vereda.” 

 

As the world slowly transitions out of the pandemic and concerts before live audiences are returning to the stage, Ozzie is geared up and back in the saddle.  He is currently touring with Marc Anthony, and continues to perform and record with Willie Colón, with whom he has been a member of the band for over 30 years (six years as his musical director), Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Diana Ross, and his own band called The Funk Filharmonik.   

 

Ozzie is by far one of the hardest working musicians in the industry. His dedication, work ethic and professionalism has garnered the respect and trust of not only his colleagues, but also the many recording artists he has performed with and worked for.  

 

It is evident from Ozzie’s incredible thirty-year career, that he is indeed the “TBone Master.”

 

Ozzie endorses King Trombones.  

 

– Ozzie Melendez, Jr.

Photos by Gisselle

vocalist

Latin pop music has become one of the most sought-after genres. Making a strong wave this year 2017 with Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber’s collaboration on the mega-hit “Despacito“. Leaving many audiences asking for more of the rhythmic music. If you are one of those that enjoys Latin pop music, listen to Ozzie Melendez’s rhythmic beats here.

Ozzie’s musical history has many chapters. One starting out with the world’s most renown salsa king, Willie Colon himself. Ozzie has toured with Willie for over a decade now and still states that he learns something new from Willie every time. Ozzie Melendez is also busy on tour full time with another Latin Music Pop favorite, the one the only Marc Anthony. Ozzie has managed to pull experience and knowledge from working with the best of them to influence his music and keep a pulse on all relevant music.  As one of Ozzie’s reviews mentions his style of music Mr Todd Bauer of  gashouseradio.com

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“That’s an easy guess after hearing it and a couple of previous tracks in the shape of “Por La Vereda” and “Ay Mujer” which may or may not give more insight to him as a recording artist. If you’re Spanish speaking it will have more impact though, as they’re sang in his native tongue. But getting past them to the main course is what the review is all about, and “Camaleón” is just the right ticket if you’re looking up his alley for something to dance to. If not, you can still get a groove on just listening to it. Lovers of Salsa, Flamenco and others will be able to fully appreciate a track like this being chosen for a single release. It goes the distance in every way, to bring people together on the floor and tear it up, especially in the hot summer time, when it is best celebrated.

When else do you break out the jams and start dancing than in the summer heat, it’s a very outdoorsy vibe all the way through it, so it comes out at just the right time. It runs for 3:45 of pure Latin spirit to wash all over you and your dance partner, or just your ears only on the headphones will do as well. It fits every intended purpose and more, and I can hear this ringing out of the doors of the clubs and even pool houses of the backyards of the suburbs. It has that air of gathering for parties with or without live music being presented. It can be a smash inside or outside that way.

There is definitely-a place for Ozzie Melendez in the musical mainstream somewhere, and he’ll get there if the forces stay aligned with him, but he’s already proven himself a thousand times over, and that’s no secret. But if there’s a goal beyond just coming out to play instead of produce or back someone else, it is yet to be seen via releasing singles. A full-length EP or album awaits, but that could be off on the horizon somewhere after this and more singles are released. It’s up to him to follow up in that fashion or not, but why start something and not go the distance. But a very good start it is, that’s for sure.”

A TEMPO BAND

vocalist

Latin pop music has become one of the most sought-after genres. Making a strong wave this year 2017 with Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber’s collaboration on the mega-hit “Despacito“. Leaving many audiences asking for more of the rhythmic music. If you are one of those that enjoys Latin pop music, listen to Ozzie Melendez’s rhythmic beats here.

Ozzie’s musical history has many chapters. One starting out with the world’s most renown salsa king, Willie Colon himself. Ozzie has toured with Willie for over a decade now and still states that he learns something new from Willie every time. Ozzie Melendez is also busy on tour full time with another Latin Music Pop favorite, the one the only Marc Anthony. Ozzie has managed to pull experience and knowledge from working with the best of them to influence his music and keep a pulse on all relevant music.  As one of Ozzie’s reviews mentions his style of music Mr Todd Bauer of  gashouseradio.com

MORE...

“That’s an easy guess after hearing it and a couple of previous tracks in the shape of “Por La Vereda” and “Ay Mujer” which may or may not give more insight to him as a recording artist. If you’re Spanish speaking it will have more impact though, as they’re sang in his native tongue. But getting past them to the main course is what the review is all about, and “Camaleón” is just the right ticket if you’re looking up his alley for something to dance to. If not, you can still get a groove on just listening to it. Lovers of Salsa, Flamenco and others will be able to fully appreciate a track like this being chosen for a single release. It goes the distance in every way, to bring people together on the floor and tear it up, especially in the hot summer time, when it is best celebrated.

When else do you break out the jams and start dancing than in the summer heat, it’s a very outdoorsy vibe all the way through it, so it comes out at just the right time. It runs for 3:45 of pure Latin spirit to wash all over you and your dance partner, or just your ears only on the headphones will do as well. It fits every intended purpose and more, and I can hear this ringing out of the doors of the clubs and even pool houses of the backyards of the suburbs. It has that air of gathering for parties with or without live music being presented. It can be a smash inside or outside that way.

There is definitely-a place for Ozzie Melendez in the musical mainstream somewhere, and he’ll get there if the forces stay aligned with him, but he’s already proven himself a thousand times over, and that’s no secret. But if there’s a goal beyond just coming out to play instead of produce or back someone else, it is yet to be seen via releasing singles. A full-length EP or album awaits, but that could be off on the horizon somewhere after this and more singles are released. It’s up to him to follow up in that fashion or not, but why start something and not go the distance. But a very good start it is, that’s for sure.”

A TEMPO BAND

Photos by Gisselle

DISCOGRAPHY
Year  Album Artist Credits
2019 Lilyhammer the Score, Vol. 2: Folk, Rock, Rio, Bits and Pieces [Original TV Soundtrack] Little Steven / Little Steven & the Interstellar Jazz Renegades Trombone
2019 Opus Marc Anthony Trombone
2018 NYC Disco Little Louie Vega Soloist, Trombone
2017 The Way I Hear It Michael Cavanaugh Horn
2016 Groovin’ Peter White Trombone
2016 Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII Little Louie Vega Trombone
2015 Los Duo, Vol. 2 Juan Gabriel Coros, Trombone
2013 3.0 Marc Anthony Trombone
2013 Eclipse Elements of Life Horn Arrangements, Soloist, Trombone
2013 The Complete Album Collection Paul Simon Trombone
2012 Love This Giant David Byrne / St. Vincent Trombone
2011 Mad Styles & Crazy Visions 2 Little Louie Vega Trombone
2011 Original José “El Canario” Alberto Trombone
2010 Asalto: Reloaded Eddy-K Trombone
2010 Historias de Amor Angel Lopez Trombone
2009 718 Sessions Danny Krivit Trombone
2009 Ananésworld Anané Horn Arrangements, Trombone
2009 Down the Wire Spyro Gyra Trombone
2009 The Last Aventura Trombone
2009 The Real Thing Vanessa Williams Trombone, Contractor
2008 Asalto Navideño: En Vivo Puerto Rico 1993 Willie Colón Trombone
2008 El Malo, Vol. 2: Prisioneros del Mambo Willie Colón Producer, Musical Director, Arranger, Bass, Coro, Drums, Strings, Synthesizer, Trombone
2008 Gravity at Last Ay? Trombone
2007 All That I Am Sandy Zio Trombone
2007 Blame It on the City Eren Cannata Trombone, Horn Arrangements
2007 Decades, Vol. 1: Love Songs of the 70’s Donny Osmond Main Personnel, Trombone
2007 El Cantante Marc Anthony Trombone
2007 Juega Billar 8 y Mas Trombone
2007 Lust: A Personal Collection by Louie Vega Little Louie Vega Guitar, Soloist
2007 Percussion Maddness Revisited Luisito Quintero Trombone, Soloist
2007 Ten Songs About Love Eran James Trombone
2006 A Public Affair Jessica Simpson Trombone
2006 Hey Man, Merry Christmas John Signorello Trombone
2006 Ketukuba Africando Trombone
2006 La Nueva Combinacion Transito Trombone
2006 Percussion Madness Luisito Quintero Main Personnel, Trombone
2006 Playin’ Favorites Peter White Trombone
2006 Sigo Siendo Yo: Grandes Exitos Marc Anthony Trombone
2006 Soy Diferente India Trombone
2006 The Underdog/El Subestimado Tego Calderón Trombone
2005 Atrevete a Olvidarme Brenda K. Starr Trombone
2005 Connected: Mixed by Jay-J Horn
2005 Defected in the House: Eivissa 05 Simon Dunmore Horn
2005 Defected in the House: International Edition, Vol. 2 Horn
2005 From Law Suite to Love Songs Len Leeds Trombone
2005 My Lives Billy Joel Trombone
2005 Nightlife Paul Taylor Trombone
2005 On Your Level: The Ultimate Quality Soulful And Funky House Selection Horn
2004 Common Ground Barry Danielian Main Personnel, Trombone
2004 Little Things Toby Lightman Trombone
2004 On the 6/J.Lo Jennifer Lopez Horn, Trombone
2004 Rasin Kreyol Emeline Michel Main Personnel, Trombone
2004 Solohits: Salsa and Dance Latin Hits Remix Trombone
2003 Confesiones Obie Bermúdez Trombone
2003 Don’t Get It Twisted Son Callejero Trombone
2003 Latin Grammy Nominees 2003: Latin Pop and Tropical Trombone
2003 Look Again Nelson Rangell Trombone
2003 Martina Africando Trombone
2003 Music for My Peoples Huey Dunbar Trombone
2003 Siguiendo la Tradicion Los Soneros del Barrio Trombone
2002 2002 Latin Grammy Nominees Trombone
2002 Billboard Hot Latin Tracks: Best of Tropical 2001 Trombone
2002 Caraluna Bacilos Trombone
2002 SB4 Son by 4 Trombone
2002 Thalia Thalía Trombone
2002 The Shadow of the Cat Gato Barbieri Trombone
2002 The Time Is Right 3-2 Get Funky Trombone
2002 Transparente Luis Enrique Trombone
2002 Un Gran Dia en el Barrio Spanish Harlem Orchestra Trombone
2001 En Otra Onda Tito Nieves Trombone
2001 Intenso Gilberto Santa Rosa Trombone
2001 J.Lo Jennifer Lopez Trombone, Horn
2001 La Negra Tiene Tumbao Celia Cruz Trombone
2001 Libre Marc Anthony Trombone
2001 Plays Swing, Sweet and Sentimental The Ben Grisafi Big Band Trombone
2001 Por Tu Placer Frankie Negron Trombone
2001 Say You’ll Always Remember The Ben Grisafi Big Band Trombone
2001 Songs from the Black House John Carlin Trombone
2001 Un Chico Malo Charlie Cruz Trombone
2001 Yo Si Me Enamore Huey Dunbar Trombone
2000 Asi Soy Charlie Cruz Trombone
2000 Best Kept Secret Ralph Irizarry / Timbalaye Trombone
2000 Calle Nueva New Street Trombone
2000 En Vivo Desde el Carnegie Hall Lucecita Benitez Trombone
2000 Galeria Caribe Ricardo Arjona Trombone
2000 Mandali Africando Trombone
2000 Mi Gran Sueno Dominic Trombone
2000 Pru Pru Horn
2000 Son by Four Son by 4 Trombone
2000 The Groovesmith Omar Hakim Trombone
1999 Dejame Entrar Ley Alejandro Trombone
1999 En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Danny Rivera Trombone
1999 Gotcha DLG (Dark Latin Groove) Trombone
1999 Imagínate Charlie Cruz Trombone
1999 Inconfundible Víctor Manuelle Trombone
1999 Lo Que Llevo Por Dentro Frankie Negron Trombone
1999 Un Poco Mas Corrine Trombone
1998 1998 Latin Grammy Nominees Trombone
1998 Dale Cara a la Vida Tito Nieves Vocals (Background)
1998 Demasiado Corazon Willie Colón Trombone
1998 Let’s Go Do What Happens Francis Dunnery Trombone
1998 Mi Propia Aventura Charlie Cardona Trombone
1998 No Me Compares Frankie Negron Trombone
1998 San Bonan Bakithi Kumalo Trombone
1998 Sir George Collection Trombone
1998 These Are Special Times Céline Dion Trombone
1998 Tjader-ized: A Cal Tjader Tribute Dave Samuels Trombone
1998 Un Estilo Propio Johnny Rivera Trombone
1998 Vincent Laguardia Gambini Sings Just for You Joe Pesci Trombone
1997 Extrano Sentimiento Patricia Loaiza Trombone
1997 I Like It Like That Tito Nieves Vocals (Background)
1997 Mi Confidente Corrine Trombone
1997 Mi Encuentro Yolandita Monge Trombone
1997 Reconfirmando Johnny Almendra Trombone
1997 Regreso Al Futuro Jomar Trombone, Primary Artist
1997 Sobre el Fuego India Trombone
1997 Songs from The Capeman Paul Simon Trombone
1997 Swing On DLG (Dark Latin Groove) Trombone
1997 Tempo (Remixes+Versoes) Pedro Abrunhosa / Pedro Abrunhosa & Os Bandemónio Trombone, Soloist
1996 Celebremos Navidad Yomo Toro Trombone
1996 Dark Latin Groove DLG (Dark Latin Groove) Trombone
1996 Electric Lady Nora Nora Trombone
1996 Tempo Pedro Abrunhosa / Pedro Abrunhosa & Os Bandemónio Trombone, Crowd Noise
1996 Tony White Tony White Trombone
1995 Arrebatame Roy Tavare Vocals
1995 Souled Out Tower of Power Composer, Horn Arrangements
1995 Think with Your Heart Debbie Gibson Trombone
1994 Esta Aventura Emmanuel Arranger, Trombone
1994 Frio Robi Rosa Trombone
1992 Don’t Call Me Buckwheat Garland Jeffreys Trumpet, Trombone
1990 Stiletto Lita Ford Vocals (Background)
Adverse Times Carl Fischer / Organic Groove Ensemble Trombone
Deluxe Edition Richie Cannata Composer, Horn Arrangements, Trombone
Richie Cannata Richie Cannata Composer
Te Voy a Enamorar Rik Indio Trombone
PLAYED WITH

FOUR TOPS

 8 Y MAS

ALEJANDRO SANZ

ARETHA FRANKLIN

ARTURO SANDOVAL

BERNIE WILLIAMS

BILLY JOEL

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

CELIA CRUZ

CELINE DION

CHAYANNE

CHEO FELICIANO

CHER

CLARENCE CLEMONS

DANNY RIVERA

DAVE SAMUELS

DEEP PURPLE

DIANA ROSS

DLG

EMMANUEL

FRANKIE NEGRON

FUNK FILHARMONIK

GENTE DE ZONA

GLORIA ESTEFAN

HENRY THREADGIL

JAMES TAYLOR (KOOL & THE GANG)

JAY & THE AMERICANS

JENNIFER LOPEZ

JOHNNY MAESTRO & THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

JOHNNY RIVERA

JOSE ALBERTO

JOSE FELICIANO

JUAN LUIS GUERRA

LA INDIA

LIONEL RICHIE

LUCECITA BENITEZ

MALUMA

MARC ANTHONY

MARY WILSON

PAUL SIMON

RALPH IRIZARRY & TIMBALAYE

RAY CHARLES

RICHARD BONA

RICKY MARTIN

ROMEO

RUBEN BLADES

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BAND

SERGIO GEORGE

SHEILA E.

SPYRO GYRA

STEVEN TYLER

STEVIE WONDER

TEMPTATIONS

THALIA

TITO EL  BAMBINO

TITO PUENTE

VANESSA WILLIAMS

WILLIE COLON

 

tROMBONE

THE FULL SCOPE

Ozzie Melendez has been a highly regarded session player since the mid-1980s. Ozzie began touring internationally with Emmanuel and Willie Colon through the 1990s. He still tours with Willie Colon. Melendez has performed all over the world as a vocalist, trombonist, composer and music director as well as playing on Broadway shows, movie sound tracks, commercials, and TV shows. All of his work has put him on the top of the “must work with list that has garnered him studio time with some of the biggest hit makers of today. He has worked on Gold and platinum records that belong to Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Joel and Marc Anthony. On top of working on top-selling albums, he has toured with Celia Cruz, Willie Colon, Diana Ross and Marc Anthony. Melendez is currently on tour with Marc Anthony Blood Sweat & Tears and Willie Colon.

TOURED WITH
  • CURRENTLY TOURING & RECORDING WITH MARC ANTHONY
  • CURRENTLY TOURING WITH BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
  • CURRENTLY TOURING WITH WILLIE COLON (PREVIOUS – MUSIC
    DIRECTOR, RECORDED & PRODUCED)
  • CURRENTLY TOURING,
    CO-FOUNDER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR, RECORDED & PRODUCED FOR FUNK FILHARMONIK
  • TOURED & RECORDED WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ
  • TOURED & ARRANGED FOR DIANA ROSS
  • TOURED & RECORDED WITH CELIA CRUZ
  • TOURED WITH TITO PUENTE
  • TOURED WITH RICHARD BONA
DISCOGRAPHY
Year  Album Artist Credits
2019 Lilyhammer the Score, Vol. 2: Folk, Rock, Rio, Bits and Pieces [Original TV Soundtrack] Little Steven / Little Steven & the Interstellar Jazz Renegades Trombone
2019 Opus Marc Anthony Trombone
2018 NYC Disco Little Louie Vega Soloist, Trombone
2017 The Way I Hear It Michael Cavanaugh Horn
2016 Groovin’ Peter White Trombone
2016 Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII Little Louie Vega Trombone
2015 Los Duo, Vol. 2 Juan Gabriel Coros, Trombone
2013 3.0 Marc Anthony Trombone
2013 Eclipse Elements of Life Horn Arrangements, Soloist, Trombone
2013 The Complete Album Collection Paul Simon Trombone
2012 Love This Giant David Byrne / St. Vincent Trombone
2011 Mad Styles & Crazy Visions 2 Little Louie Vega Trombone
2011 Original José “El Canario” Alberto Trombone
2010 Asalto: Reloaded Eddy-K Trombone
2010 Historias de Amor Angel Lopez Trombone
2009 718 Sessions Danny Krivit Trombone
2009 Ananésworld Anané Horn Arrangements, Trombone
2009 Down the Wire Spyro Gyra Trombone
2009 The Last Aventura Trombone
2009 The Real Thing Vanessa Williams Trombone, Contractor
2008 Asalto Navideño: En Vivo Puerto Rico 1993 Willie Colón Trombone
2008 El Malo, Vol. 2: Prisioneros del Mambo Willie Colón Producer, Musical Director, Arranger, Bass, Coro, Drums, Strings, Synthesizer, Trombone
2008 Gravity at Last Ay? Trombone
2007 All That I Am Sandy Zio Trombone
2007 Blame It on the City Eren Cannata Trombone, Horn Arrangements
2007 Decades, Vol. 1: Love Songs of the 70’s Donny Osmond Main Personnel, Trombone
2007 El Cantante Marc Anthony Trombone
2007 Juega Billar 8 y Mas Trombone
2007 Lust: A Personal Collection by Louie Vega Little Louie Vega Guitar, Soloist
2007 Percussion Maddness Revisited Luisito Quintero Trombone, Soloist
2007 Ten Songs About Love Eran James Trombone
2006 A Public Affair Jessica Simpson Trombone
2006 Hey Man, Merry Christmas John Signorello Trombone
2006 Ketukuba Africando Trombone
2006 La Nueva Combinacion Transito Trombone
2006 Percussion Madness Luisito Quintero Main Personnel, Trombone
2006 Playin’ Favorites Peter White Trombone
2006 Sigo Siendo Yo: Grandes Exitos Marc Anthony Trombone
2006 Soy Diferente India Trombone
2006 The Underdog/El Subestimado Tego Calderón Trombone
2005 Atrevete a Olvidarme Brenda K. Starr Trombone
2005 Connected: Mixed by Jay-J Horn
2005 Defected in the House: Eivissa 05 Simon Dunmore Horn
2005 Defected in the House: International Edition, Vol. 2 Horn
2005 From Law Suite to Love Songs Len Leeds Trombone
2005 My Lives Billy Joel Trombone
2005 Nightlife Paul Taylor Trombone
2005 On Your Level: The Ultimate Quality Soulful And Funky House Selection Horn
2004 Common Ground Barry Danielian Main Personnel, Trombone
2004 Little Things Toby Lightman Trombone
2004 On the 6/J.Lo Jennifer Lopez Horn, Trombone
2004 Rasin Kreyol Emeline Michel Main Personnel, Trombone
2004 Solohits: Salsa and Dance Latin Hits Remix Trombone
2003 Confesiones Obie Bermúdez Trombone
2003 Don’t Get It Twisted Son Callejero Trombone
2003 Latin Grammy Nominees 2003: Latin Pop and Tropical Trombone
2003 Look Again Nelson Rangell Trombone
2003 Martina Africando Trombone
2003 Music for My Peoples Huey Dunbar Trombone
2003 Siguiendo la Tradicion Los Soneros del Barrio Trombone
2002 2002 Latin Grammy Nominees Trombone
2002 Billboard Hot Latin Tracks: Best of Tropical 2001 Trombone
2002 Caraluna Bacilos Trombone
2002 SB4 Son by 4 Trombone
2002 Thalia Thalía Trombone
2002 The Shadow of the Cat Gato Barbieri Trombone
2002 The Time Is Right 3-2 Get Funky Trombone
2002 Transparente Luis Enrique Trombone
2002 Un Gran Dia en el Barrio Spanish Harlem Orchestra Trombone
2001 En Otra Onda Tito Nieves Trombone
2001 Intenso Gilberto Santa Rosa Trombone
2001 J.Lo Jennifer Lopez Trombone, Horn
2001 La Negra Tiene Tumbao Celia Cruz Trombone
2001 Libre Marc Anthony Trombone
2001 Plays Swing, Sweet and Sentimental The Ben Grisafi Big Band Trombone
2001 Por Tu Placer Frankie Negron Trombone
2001 Say You’ll Always Remember The Ben Grisafi Big Band Trombone
2001 Songs from the Black House John Carlin Trombone
2001 Un Chico Malo Charlie Cruz Trombone
2001 Yo Si Me Enamore Huey Dunbar Trombone
2000 Asi Soy Charlie Cruz Trombone
2000 Best Kept Secret Ralph Irizarry / Timbalaye Trombone
2000 Calle Nueva New Street Trombone
2000 En Vivo Desde el Carnegie Hall Lucecita Benitez Trombone
2000 Galeria Caribe Ricardo Arjona Trombone
2000 Mandali Africando Trombone
2000 Mi Gran Sueno Dominic Trombone
2000 Pru Pru Horn
2000 Son by Four Son by 4 Trombone
2000 The Groovesmith Omar Hakim Trombone
1999 Dejame Entrar Ley Alejandro Trombone
1999 En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Danny Rivera Trombone
1999 Gotcha DLG (Dark Latin Groove) Trombone
1999 Imagínate Charlie Cruz Trombone
1999 Inconfundible Víctor Manuelle Trombone
1999 Lo Que Llevo Por Dentro Frankie Negron Trombone
1999 Un Poco Mas Corrine Trombone
1998 1998 Latin Grammy Nominees Trombone
1998 Dale Cara a la Vida Tito Nieves Vocals (Background)
1998 Demasiado Corazon Willie Colón Trombone
1998 Let’s Go Do What Happens Francis Dunnery Trombone
1998 Mi Propia Aventura Charlie Cardona Trombone
1998 No Me Compares Frankie Negron Trombone
1998 San Bonan Bakithi Kumalo Trombone
1998 Sir George Collection Trombone
1998 These Are Special Times Céline Dion Trombone
1998 Tjader-ized: A Cal Tjader Tribute Dave Samuels Trombone
1998 Un Estilo Propio Johnny Rivera Trombone
1998 Vincent Laguardia Gambini Sings Just for You Joe Pesci Trombone
1997 Extrano Sentimiento Patricia Loaiza Trombone
1997 I Like It Like That Tito Nieves Vocals (Background)
1997 Mi Confidente Corrine Trombone
1997 Mi Encuentro Yolandita Monge Trombone
1997 Reconfirmando Johnny Almendra Trombone
1997 Regreso Al Futuro Jomar Trombone, Primary Artist
1997 Sobre el Fuego India Trombone
1997 Songs from The Capeman Paul Simon Trombone
1997 Swing On DLG (Dark Latin Groove) Trombone
1997 Tempo (Remixes+Versoes) Pedro Abrunhosa / Pedro Abrunhosa & Os Bandemónio Trombone, Soloist
1996 Celebremos Navidad Yomo Toro Trombone
1996 Dark Latin Groove DLG (Dark Latin Groove) Trombone
1996 Electric Lady Nora Nora Trombone
1996 Tempo Pedro Abrunhosa / Pedro Abrunhosa & Os Bandemónio Trombone, Crowd Noise
1996 Tony White Tony White Trombone
1995 Arrebatame Roy Tavare Vocals
1995 Souled Out Tower of Power Composer, Horn Arrangements
1995 Think with Your Heart Debbie Gibson Trombone
1994 Esta Aventura Emmanuel Arranger, Trombone
1994 Frio Robi Rosa Trombone
1992 Don’t Call Me Buckwheat Garland Jeffreys Trumpet, Trombone
1990 Stiletto Lita Ford Vocals (Background)
Adverse Times Carl Fischer / Organic Groove Ensemble Trombone
Deluxe Edition Richie Cannata Composer, Horn Arrangements, Trombone
Richie Cannata Richie Cannata Composer
Te Voy a Enamorar Rik Indio Trombone
PLAYED WITH

FOUR TOPS

 8 Y MAS

ALEJANDRO SANZ

ARETHA FRANKLIN

ARTURO SANDOVAL

BERNIE WILLIAMS

BILLY JOEL

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

CELIA CRUZ

CELINE DION

CHAYANNE

CHEO FELICIANO

CHER

CLARENCE CLEMONS

DANNY RIVERA

DAVE SAMUELS

DEEP PURPLE

DIANA ROSS

DLG

EMMANUEL

FRANKIE NEGRON

FUNK FILHARMONIK

GENTE DE ZONA

GLORIA ESTEFAN

HENRY THREADGIL

JAMES TAYLOR (KOOL & THE GANG)

JAY & THE AMERICANS

JENNIFER LOPEZ

JOHNNY MAESTRO & THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

JOHNNY RIVERA

JOSE ALBERTO

JOSE FELICIANO

JUAN LUIS GUERRA

LA INDIA

LIONEL RICHIE

LUCECITA BENITEZ

MALUMA

MARC ANTHONY

MARY WILSON

PAUL SIMON

RALPH IRIZARRY & TIMBALAYE

RAY CHARLES

RICHARD BONA

RICKY MARTIN

ROMEO

RUBEN BLADES

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BAND

SERGIO GEORGE

SHEILA E.

SPYRO GYRA

STEVEN TYLER

STEVIE WONDER

TEMPTATIONS

THALIA

TITO EL  BAMBINO

TITO PUENTE

VANESSA WILLIAMS

WILLIE COLON

 

tROMBONE

THE FULL SCOPE

Ozzie Melendez has been a highly regarded session player since the mid-1980s. Ozzie began touring internationally with Emmanuel and Willie Colon through the 1980s. He still tours with Willie Colon. Melendez has performed all over the world as a vocalist, trombonist, composer and music director as well as playing on Broadway shows, movie sound tracks, commercials, and TV shows. All of his work has put him on the top of the “must work with list that has garnered him studio time with some of the biggest hit makers of today. He has worked on Gold and platinum records that belong to Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Joel and Marc Anthony. On top of working on top-selling albums, he has toured with Celia Cruz, Willie Colon, Diana Ross and Marc Anthony. Melendez is currently on tour with Marc Anthony Blood Sweat & Tears and Willie Colon.

TOURED WITH
  • CURRENTLY TOURING & RECORDING WITH MARC ANTHONY
  • CURRENTLY TOURING WITH BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
  • CURRENTLY TOURING WITH WILLIE COLON (PREVIOUS – MUSIC
    DIRECTOR, RECORDED & PRODUCED)
  • CURRENTLY TOURING,
    CO-FOUNDER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR, RECORDED & PRODUCED FOR FUNK FILHARMONIK
  • TOURED & RECORDED WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ
  • TOURED & ARRANGED FOR DIANA ROSS
  • TOURED & RECORDED WITH CELIA CRUZ
  • TOURED WITH TITO PUENTE
  • TOURED WITH RICHARD BONA

Some of My Work

~ Music is not just what I do… it’s who I am ~

~ Music is not just what I do… it’s who I am ~

Dynamic Flexibility Book

By Ozzie Melendez

What’s Included:
  • Over 150 Downloadable Trombone & Trumpet Audio Demonstrations In Various Tempos As Well As Practice Log Sheets To Document Your Progress
* Each Book Sold Separately

“My Entire Career And Life’s Learnings Regarding Flexibility Are Summed Up In This Book. Have Fun Practicing! “

Dynamic Flexibility Book

By Ozzie Melendez

What’s Included:
  • Over 150 Downloadable Trombone & Trumpet Audio Demonstrations In Various Tempos As Well As Practice Log Sheets To Document Your Progress
* Each Book Sold Separately

“My Entire Career And Life’s Learnings Regarding Flexibility Are Summed Up In This Book. Have Fun Practicing! “