Jose Oliveira

– Decorated with the Order of Jose Felix Rivas
“The Shiva 2 is an astonishing mouthpiece!”


My Theo Wanne mouthpiece allows me perform at my very best in two different worlds: Live performance and Recording. It creates an outstanding sound and allows me to delevelop my technique in a simple and spontaneous way.


Jose Oliveira is the principal clarinet and saxophone lead of one of the principal orchestra of the Florida State. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, at the age of 9 he began his musical studies on the clarinet at the Juan Jose Landaeta Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Maestro Marck Friedman. He is founding member of the Chacao Youth Symphony Orchestra where he performed in numerous concerts as soloist and principal of the clarinet and saxophone section. He is founding member of the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela “El Sistema” with which he performed in numerous National and International tours, covering the most important theaters of the world. In many occasions he has performed a soloist in some important performances include such as : Andrea Bocelli, Gustavo Dudamel, The Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Robert Vilera and Vilera Productions, Belinda, Juan Magan, Jose Feliciano, Roberto Carlos, Lucero, Ana Gabriel, Cubanismo, Chino and Nacho, The Cadillacs, Oscar D’Leon, Porfi Baloa, The Adolescents, Edward Simon, Roberto Antonio, Rawayana, Jerry Rivera, Olga Tanon, Gilberto Santa Rosa, The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, The Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra, The Benjamin Brea Jazz Quintet, The New World Jazz Band, The Big Band Jazz of the Americas, Luis Enrrique, among others. He was named Chacao Municipality Youth of the Year in 1998 and won the Young Soloist International Competition in Caracas. That same year, from a group of more than 1,000 youth at the national level, he was selected as exceptional performer in the arts as clarinetist and decorated with the Order of Jose Felix Rivas, which was awarded by the President of the Republic Rafael Caldera. He has developed his personal project, The Jose Oliveira Ensemble and is the CEO of one of the principal music institutions of Venezuela: AKASUENA Academy of Arts, as well as the AKASUENA PRODUCTIONS recording studio, where he develops not only his career as soloist also as composer and music producer. A sample of his work can be seen in his most recent production “Suma y no Resta” which features his work as solo saxophonist, composer, and producer, and which was nominated in the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards. Maestro Oliveira is a member of the Grammy Recording Academy. Maestro Oliveira continues his musical career hand with “El Sistema” and collaborated with them in important concerts for the growth of culture of the nation and international relations in tours from 1995 until the present. Oliveira is an exclusive artist of Légère Reeds, AirTurn, and the Amazing Brand Theo Wanne™.
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Q:What does playing music allow you to achieve, on a spiritual level?
A:In my career, one the things that I look for each day is perfection in my sound, technique and gear, because the music, for me, means something more elevated than any other form of communication. It allows me to find my own soul.


  • Juan Jose Landaeta Conservatory of Music





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