Sunday, January 10, 2010

Oz Bio

Derek Osborn has been singing and performing for over 20 years. His early vocal career started in a small church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama including choir and solo performances. Since the beginning of Oz and Jaynes, Derek has performed somewhere around 900 times in the past 11 years in both large and small venues. Referred to as "Oz" by friends, he is an amatuer guitarist who leaves most of the playing to Jaynes. He is also a pianist who performed many recitals and concerts as a child.

Oz has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is the head estimator for Bigham Construction, a major General Contractor in the state of Alabama. Oz is also songwriter who in his spare time is working on the next studio album for "Oz and Jaynes."

He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with his beloved wife Lynn and their new daughter, Savannah. Oz enjoys planting tropical plants in his backyard and is currently obsessed with banana trees. He enjoys reading Carl Hiassen novels, watching Bruce Willis movies, going to the Gulf whenever possible, and religiously listens to Radio Margaritaville and Alt Nation on Sirius Satellite Radio.


Benita said...

Well said.

Stephanie said...

Derek! Good to see you again! Congrats on your baby girl!
-Stephanie (mislane) :)