Osmar (Chiky) Salazar Hernandez is an international bass guitarist and music producer whose talents have carried him across the globe to Europe, Japan, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America.
A master in various styles, Osmar is a skilled Funk, R&B, Latin, Rock, and Jazz musician. He has performed and recorded over 15 albums with numerous international artists including Yulien Oviedo, Elmer Ferrer, Rember Duharte, Christian Scott, David Sanchez, Steffon Harris, Luis Represas, Ogguere, Oscar Valdez, among others.
Multi-talented Osmar has composed various styles of music from traditional Cuban music through to contemporary forms that are typical of his own style. Some of his songs are included in the international shows – Lady Salsa and King of Salsa in which he performs as a member of a ten-strong band.
His international career was launched when he was voted number one Mastery and Virtuous Bass Guitarist at the Jojazz Cuban Jazz Festival in Havana. Since then he has toured the world and is a popular special guest performing with numerous bands and on various television channels in Cuba the land of music.