Oscar was born in NY, raised in Puerto Rico and has been living in LA since 2004. Drummer and percussionist for Ill Nino, Ankla, Puya, Ortiz and KXM. Collaborations with Dave Lombard and Thomas Lang. Ambassador of Latin Metal Drumming for more than 20 years. Oscar played with pop artists Ednita Nazario, Cristian Daniel, Natalia Lugo, Tommy Torres, Yandel, Plan-B, MC CEJA, Latin Grammy Nominee De La Ghetto, Pedro Capo, KXM recording artist. Oscar Santiago has recorded 2 albums with this iconic lineup, Ray Luzier (Korn), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Dug Pinnick (Kings X) and Oscar has performed with master percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo, Anthony Carrillo and Angel Cachete Maldonado from Afro-Caribbean super group Batacumbele.
Ankla, Puya, ILL NINO, KXM, Clinician, Educator & Gear Certified Product Specialist
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceGame changing moment was, my 1st International and world Tour ! Having the opportunity to show my drum concept and meet so many Great Players !
What Drives Your Creativity?Mixing world percussion into the drum kit in diferentes genres of Music
Why do you choose Vic Firth?They feel Perfect in my Hands Every time and they have sticks for everything I do !