Dr. Otto Gomez Resume

      Dr. Otto Gomez already well known in Orlando, is a member of the jazzinorlando.com community. As an accomplished musician, Dr. Otto is also a producer and arranger. His complex arrangements clearly standout and rise above the norm. His knack for teaching musicians, elementary and advanced, has always been a highlight of his ongoing career. The formulation of the colors of music and the correct execution of the same, is what separates him from the rest. Dr. Otto earned his Masters in Music Arranging and Composition at Brooklyn College, before going on to earn a Doctorate in arranging and composition from The Manhattan Conservatory of Music. His musical experience is equally impressive with many performances as a studio musician for CBS where he worked with Donnie Hathaway, Latimore Brown and Roberta Flack. His has also toured with Stevie Wonder and Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes: Composed, conducted and produced the soundtrack to the Daytona spring break movie Girls, Girls, Girls; produced award winning radio commercials, as well as presiding over many recordings and Musical Productions. With his band now established, his attention to detail, flair for Arranging, and consideration for his audience, Dr. Otto continues to transform listeners into fans.

Title: Producer/Arranger/Trumpeter
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn NY
Music Major (Arrangement and Composition)
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Manhattan Conservatory of Music / Shepperton University (England) Doctorate in Arranging and Composition
WORK EXPERIENCE: 1971 - 1973; Millie Jackson, Interstate Tour 1973-1975; Studio Musician - CBS
a. Lead Trumpet
b. Stylistics
Donnie Hathaway, Latimore Brown, Roberta Flack 1975-1977; Studio Arranger/Producer
and Music Coordinator Record Symphony Corp. New York 1977-1978; Mongo Santamaria - 3 Months
Stevie Wonder - 9 Months
1978-1979; Inter-Intra State Tours
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
1979-1983; Music Director of Local Jazz Band "CHEMISTRY"
1983-1985; Executive Producer
Mulatto Record Company, Orlando, FL
1st Place Award "V 32" Lakeland Radio
1st Place Award Com-Banks Commercial
Producer/Engineer, American Recording Company
President of Wise Productions (Music Production Company)
Composed, Conducted and Produced the soundtrack to
the Daytona Spring Break Movie "Girls, Girls, Girls"
1986-1989; President of IROK International Record Co.
1989-1998; Sabbatical from Music Career (Full time Associate Pastor)
1998-2000; Local Recording with Roadshow Records Recording Artist: Carmen, Christian Artists
Melba Moore, Sunnie Paxton
2000-Present; Dr. Otto and Divine Honor Smooth Jazz Band 2005 Composed National Campaign Music for Almay Skin Care Products 2006 Opened for Acoustic Alchemy at The House of Blues / Orlando Florida 2006 Opened for Mary Wilson at The Ritz Carlton / Orlando Florida 2006 Opened for Cassandra Wilson at The House of Blues / Orlando Florida Presently, performing locally in the Central Florida area with “The Dr. Otto Quintet” 2008 Composed National Campaign Music for Revlon Skin Care Products

Updated:  June 21, 2008

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