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OSF


jazz redefined.

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OSF


jazz redefined.

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OSF Leadership

OSF is led by two prominent Asian-American jazz musicians based in New York City, bassist Ray Soul (left) and pianist Art Hirahara (right). These two professional jazz musicians first met at Fat Cat in New York City in 2007, while Art was having a gig with his fellow musicians. Ray had been looking for a pianist, who acknowledges bebop with a lyricism approach, to form OSF and has finally encountered Art. Since then, Ray and Art have been playing together for almost a decade, recording albums and successfully finishing local and international tours.  

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INTERACTIVE JAZZ


a new way of listening to jazz

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INTERACTIVE JAZZ


a new way of listening to jazz

OSF is a Pioneer of Technology Based Interactive Media Art...

Interactive Jazz was created to facilitate the viewers’ understanding of the artist’s works through various perspectives in art and jazz. This hopefully is yet another method of co-opting music with the visual art as the fusion of musical and visual elements engender a new and radical art form. It is revolutionary in a sense that it allows the viewers to experience and interact with the message of art in more diverse ways. Interactive technology was introduced as part of the exhibition to ease the audience to naturally be guided into the process of perceiving the music and fine art, simultaneously. The technological element of interactive technology was solely utilized to enhance the understanding of the message of art. 

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FLIMS


a great way of disseminating the arts 

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FLIMS


a great way of disseminating the arts 

 

OSF is a Film Company...

OSF produces art-themed independent films to talk about the arts and the life of the artists in more effective ways. We are currently in the developing process of numerous independent films mainly funded and co-produced by major Hollywood film studios. Please await our future announcements for OSF's upcoming films.

 
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OSF CULTURAL INSTITUTE


Artists' Identity

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OSF CULTURAL INSTITUTE


Artists' Identity

OSF is agonizing over some of today's most difficult questions among artists such as:

"How to live well as an artist" 

Today, art schools have successfully taught young artists how to express their inspirations through various art forms, but failed to guide them in how to live as an artist. This is a much more important concept than learning the techniques of art. OSF Cultural Institute delivers artistic seminars to art students struggling with their future and often suggests the right course of action in terms of artistic ambition.

 

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The Bumblebee


a community helper

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The Bumblebee


a community helper

OSF supports the community...

The Bumblebee is a community volunteer group operated by OSF. Its main goal is to build and share cultural relationship between young artists and local communities. The current Bumblebee members consist of arts students who happen to love jazz music seeking to display their appreciation towards the Afro-American community that created this wonderful art form called ‘JAZZ.' Members of The Bumblebee are carefully screened through a rigorous process and are committed to serving the people who need emotional relief in the US and around the world, whether through musical outlet or in the form of community service.

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Contact us


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Contact us


OSF welcomes your opinion on the arts...

OSF is based in New York City and Boston. You can email us if you have any questions or want to participate in one of our programs: 

seol@osfnyc.org