Oren first discovered his passion for drums at the age of two when he received his first drum kit. His constant ‘bashing’ soon escalated to receiving lessons at the age of 6 where he developed a broad understanding of the instrument across many genres and styles. From here, Oren received tuition in piano and classical percussion, attending Glamorgan and Trinity Jazz Summer Schools, where he was guided by the likes of Niki Iles, Dave Hassle, Stan Sulzman and Dave Wickins, before auditioning at Chetham’s. For the past 6 years, his musical tuition has covered many areas of percussion including Orchestral Percussion, Solo Percussion, Timpani, Latin Percussion and detailed Jazz and Latin kit studies. Oren’s performances with Chetham’s range from Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra through to Big Band 1 and smaller jazz ensembles. He is also the drummer in the student-initiated band, The Jam Experiment, who, as a result of winning Jazz North Introduces, have been gigging at jazz festivals around the UK. In the future, Oren hopes to continue his musical studies in Jazz through higher education at a reputable conservatoire.


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