Edward Osborne aka "Edde Osborne," contemporary, multifaceted, articulate musical phenomenon, with his signature "R&B Jazz" style, performs at Urban Nights in Dayton, Ohio on September 20, 2013, at the historic EboNia Gallery, home of renowned artist Willis Bing Davis. When one first hears Edde Osborne's delivery it is no less than a musical epiphany which must be experienced first hand to appreciate. Merriam Webster defines an epiphany as "a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something" yes, something like real music from the soul.
Urban Nights is a bi-annual event which happens every May and September in Dayton, Ohio. The small business community opens their doors to the general public for an evening of camaraderie, community, art and music. Edde Osborne is the feature performer for EboNia Gallery an historic art gallery owned and operated for the past eight years by renowned artist and African Art Collector, Willis Bing Davis. Says Davis, "I couldn't do Urban Night without Edde Osborne." Come September 20, 2013, Edde Osborne will rock the EboNia Gallery and the streets of Dayton, Ohio on Urban Nights from 5:00 to 10:00PM. Crowds drawn into the gallery have been known to break out into dancing while Osborne provides the best line dance selections from his repertoire.
Edde Osborne, a talent from the Bronx in New York City, now resides in Middletown, Ohio. In addition to writing, reading, arranging and manuscripting music; according to himself; 24 x 7, Edde plays multiple instruments; drums, keyboards, bass, flute, plus alto and soprano saxes. He studied privately at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The University of New Hampshire, as well as, with Jazz alto saxophonist Jackie McLean and tenor saxophonist Bill Saxton. Osborne is a prodigy of his legendary mentors and continues to perpetuate the standard in his own classic style. He has laid down as many as 60 tracks in a session backing himself playing. Formerly a song writer/recording artist for Philadelphia International Records, Osborne has worked in concert with artists: Billy Paul, Arthur Prysock, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes. In addition to opening for Al Green, Naughty by Nature, he has backed up Luther Vandross, G.Q., Jimmy Castor and Evelyn Champagne King.
Edde Osborne's signature "R & B Jazz style" consists of standard R&B, old school, pop and spiritual music, even a little Hip Hop. Osborne's sax and flute pieces are beyond enthralling. When the notes, delivered with ultimate perfection, infiltrate the senses all one can do is be stilled; soothed with rapt attention; that is, until the body begins to pulsate of its own accord. Edde Osborne plays with such compassion for music his expression prevails in the sounds he produces, opening the hearts of music lovers. His CD may even have saved the marriage of one fan who purchased it with assurance he would make amends with his wife that evening. One can easily imagine Osborne's music being well suited not only as the background sound for Urban Nights, but also scenes from the streets of New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Paris, the islands of the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Casablanca or floating across the sands to the pyramids of Egypt.
Despite the usual stereotype that most, if not all, musicians live life in the fast lane, this does not define Edde Osborne, a member of Renew Community Church, in College Hill. One wonders how Edde, a single father, managed to successfully raise a National Honor Student student while focusing 24x7 on a music career. Says Osborne:
"I turned my life around with Jesus Christ and on January 26, 2014, I will celebrate twenty years of sobriety. I've had custody of my eighteen year old daughter, Syreeta, since she was five years old. She is a National Honor Student. She is now in her sophomore year at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, majoring in International Business and Finance."
Edde Osborne also offers private lessons on drums, sax and flute. He is in demand around Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati Ohio for weddings, family reunions, local and business functions. His impressive talent, class act and visual appeal is well suited for a broad audience at grandiose venues in an ostentatious setting. We expect to see much more of Edde Osborne whose other appearances include:
The Dayton African American Cultural Festival, Downtown Dayton, OH
The West Dayton Club, 3359 Delphos Ave in Dayton, OH
The Remix Lounge, 130 W. Second Street in Dayton, OH
For Booking Information contact: Edde Osborne @ 513 423-1367
For more information on Urban Nights and EbonNia Gallery contact Willis Bing Davis:
EboNia Gallery 1135 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45407 1135 West Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Way, Dayton, Ohio|Phone: 937-223-2293