Oscar Emilio León Simoza, better known as Oscar D’ León “El Sonero del Mundo”, is undoubtedly a man who throughout his career has made a name like a few others in the music world. An exceptional Venezuelan born in the west of the Capital, who from an early age, began to be interested in Caribbean music. His innate talent was growing and nowadays is the biggest Venezuelan exponent of the Tropical rhythm and other musical genres, where he has proven to be a global artist.
He started his career at 28 years old in 1972, when he created LA DIMENSIÓN LATINA with Cesar Monje- Elio Pacheco- José Rodriguez- Rojitas and Chuito. A year after, they together recorded their first full-length record, obtaining their first hit: “Pensando en ti”, so they were hired to participate in the Maracaibo’s carnival celebrations … The success was immediate! The group ranks an important place in the musical spectrum of Latin music since then.
In 1977, Oscar broke up with LA DIMENSIÓN LATINA and began the most successful part of his large trajectory, now as a soloist and with his own orchestra: “La Salsa Mayor”. HITS after HITS: : “Mi bajo y yo”, “El baile del suavecito”, “Bravo de verdad”, “Llorarás”, “La Vela”, “Divina Niña”, “Taboga”, “Juancito Trucupey”, “El frutero”, “Parampampam”, and “Dolor Cobarde”,are only part of his most famous songs at the time, today turned into Classics.
Oscar D’ León made a stop in his illustrious career to say “present” at one of the most important festivals on the American continent, the International Festival of Viña del Mar in Chile (2015), where El Sonero del Mundo served as Jury and closed the festival with a majestic show. Obtaining Silver and Gold Seagull for his great musical quality and public preference in this Latin Festival marked a milestone in the history of this event.
Separate chapter deserves his CD “Antológico”, already turned into a musical jewel with universal preference and in all honesty, “Oscar D’ León Clásicos de Big Band” was a mega production recorded between Nashville (cradle of Anglo music) and Miami. These two CDs were recorded in Spanish and English languages with emblematic world themes.
“Clásicos de Big Band” is a musical project with quality and sounds from that ancient era. 36 live musicians all gathered in a single recording studio, recreating the best of this musical genre that gave success to figures, such as: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, among many others. For this project, its producer, Rodolfo Castillo, traveled to the city of Nashville- Tennessee (The musical city), where with a group of professionals, colleagues and talented musicians, arrangers and engineers of this great city, such as: Chris McDonald and Dan Rudin, decided to produce and develop a tribute to this musical genre for which he would need a voice, the voice of an artist, with the ability to interpret in English and Spanish, a classic repertoire, such as: “My Way, New York New York, Fly Me To The Moon, Sway, I’ve got you under my skin, Volare, I did it my way, Perhaps, Cachito Mio, Copacabana, Starngers in the night, among many others.
In addition, the image of Oscar D ‘León is a living example of perseverance, work and discipline, Not in vain has he been a motivational coach. He has given talks on proactivity and motivation in universities and private companies. Coincidentally, in 2015 he received the Doctorate Honoris Causa awarded by the Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL), belonging to the Caracas’ Pedagogical Institute.
Oscar D’ León is a true global artist, multifaceted and a Venezuelan with a universal heart, a Latin per excellence who has undoubtedly been converted by his talent, actions and examples into a Latin ambassador in the world, the most charismatic and with the greatest penetration in the different music markets of the world.
DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 31ST
SHOW: 10:00PM – 4:00AM
PRICE: $38 – $70
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VENUE: House of Blues Orlando, Orlando, Florida
DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 18TH
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VENUE: The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach, Florida.
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