Ozzy has been playing guitar for 10 years. He originally started playing pop, rock and blues. Two years after he started his lessons, he then began to take lessons from renowned Jazz Guitarist Cameron Pierre (who plays regularly with Courtney Pine and Byron Wallen), and this is where his interest in Jazz began to grow. Ozzy also had a chance to play at the Barbican with players from Jazz at Lincoln Centre from New York, and also twice at the Hackney Empire in Jazz ensembles.
Having graduated from Middlesex with a BA in Jazz (where he studied guitar under Al Cherry and Stuart Hall), Ozzy is still growing as a musician and pushing himself to leave a mark on London’s Jazz scene. He has performed at venues such as The Chickenshed Theatre, The Vortex Jazz club, the Hackney Empire and The United Bank of Switzerland. He was also on a Project with Serious music (the company that runs the London Jazz Festival) and the London Symphony Orchestra which focuses on fusing jazz and classical music to teach younger children.
Ozzy spent the last year playing in the Urban Big Band, playing funk, jazz and latin music before changing to the Portland Place Big Band having a similar role. He has also been recorded in a variety of situations such as in a duo, trio and quartet. Including all of these groups, of which he has performed with he has also performed with Quintets playing Jazz across London. He is also a co-leader of a new Quintet called Yiasena, alongside Saxophonist Sofia Roubati.