Osaru will release his latest CD, “All the Way,” during a concert event at the Underground Theater at the Community Arts Center, 411 West Fourth St., on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. The first 50 guests to arrive will receive a free copy of the new disc.
Osaru uses a wind controller and keyboard to deliver his unique smooth jazz sound. The London-born, Nigerian-bred musician/vocalist taught himself to play eight instruments.
“This is what I enjoy doing,” he told The Chronicle in 2010. “I enjoy playing for people; I want them to feel the music the same way I feel it.”
His stage name Osaru is an abbreviation of his middle name, Osarumwense, which means “God has been good to me,” in the language of his native Edo tribe. Away from the stage, he is Dr. Theodore Igbinigie, a Novant Health internist.
“All the Way” is his third disc. It comes after his debut, “Home,” and his sophomore effort, “Home with the Keys.” He produced all the CDs and wrote all of their songs.
Osaru’s biggest fan is his wife, Itohan Igbinigie, who often hawks his CDs as he performs.
“He’s very passionate about his music, very dedicated, very talented,” Mrs. Igbinigie, a speech therapist, said about her husband in 2010. “I just feel very happy for him because I know how hard he’s worked.”
Tickets to Saturday’s CD release are $10. To reach the venue, call 336-793-8000.
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