Oscar's natural talent for drums was evident at the age of four when he started playing his Mom's pots and pans. "Playing drums is all I ever wanted to do", Oscar remembers, "Being a drummer was not a choice for me, it was my God given talent, it's a part of me. When I'm playing, I'm complete, becoming one with the music". Oscar's musical creativity was birthed in the church followed by local gigs around Chicago. Oscar got his first major break playing with piano legend Ramsey Lewis. Since Lewis, Oscar has played, recorded and or toured with artists Grover Washington Jr., David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Kirk Whalum, Phil Upchurch, Fareed Haque, Yolanda Adams, Boz Scaggs, George Benson and Lionel Richie...to name a few.