Ozzie Melendez
Trombone

Discography

Year Album Artist
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 Andreu 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

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.

Ozzie Melendez

Tours

  • 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
Ozzie Melendez

Played With

4 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

CLARENCE CLEMONS

DANNY RIVERA

DAVE SAMUELS

DEEP PURPLE

DIANA BROSS

DLG EMMANUEL

FRANKIE NEGRON

FUNK FILHARMONIK

GENTE DE ZONA

GLORIA ESTEFAN

HENRY THREADGIL

JAMES TAYLOR(KOOL & THE GANG)

JAY & THE AMERICANS

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 S

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

Ozzie Melendez is a world-renowned trombone player. He has played various types of genres including POP, JAZZ & LATIN.

Ozzie’s long career has taken him to be the musician to the stars;

VOCALS, TROMBONE, COMPOSER, PRODUCER & MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Ozzie Melendez has been involved with many facets of the music industry and has contributed his musical talents as a trombonist, singer, composer, and arranger to projects in almost every style of music. Born in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout grade school, he excelled in music and was rewarded with various awards. All-County, All-State, The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, and The Tri-State McDonalds Jazz Ensemble to name a few. Later, he went on to the very prestigious Berklee College of Music. Ozzie Melendez has recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in the industry… Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Emmanuel, Willie Colon, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Marc Anthony