Clay Ostwald

Pianist, Producer, Recording Artist & Educator



Red Rock Studios (Owner) 14055 SW 143 Ct #13 Miami FL 33186 (wk) 305.256.2732 x4



World renowned music performer, producer and composer seeking a position where his wealth of experience can be put engaged as an educator and facilitator. Combined excellence in audio recording, engineering and producing with the abilities of a seasoned professional performer, equally at home on a concert stage as well as small jazz venue. Enjoys producing and mentoring young artists in a wide variety of genres. Founder and owner of Red Rock Studios in Miami, Florida.


Education Profile University Of Miami, Miami, FL BA – Studio Music & Jazz 1983


Studied with

Vince Lawrence Maggio (Jazz Piano) Whit Sidener (Improvisation and Concert Jazz Band) Ron Miller (Jazz Composition and Improvisation) David Roitstein (Jazz Piano )


Teaching Experience

Private Piano studio 1987-Present

Red Rock Studios 2010-Present – Summer Music & Recording Technology Program

Numerous lecture and seminars at local high schools and music programs


Performed with

Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (1986-Present) – Asst Musical Director / Keyboards Stevie Wonder Santana Marc Anthony ▪ Paul Simon ▪ Jennifer Lopez Carol King ▪ Shakira



Grammy Award Winning Recording – Gloria Estefan – Mi Tierra (Producer)

Grammy Award Winning Recording – Jon Secada – Jon Secada (Producer)

Grammy Nomination Producer Of The Year 1989

American Music Award Best Pop Duo or Group 1989

Billboard #1 Hit Single recordings – “Anything For You” ▪ “Don’t Wanna Lose You” ▪ “Coming Out Of The Dark”


Multiple Platinum & Gold Productions

Gloria Estefan (Cuts Both Ways Into The Light Into The Light Anything For You Destiny Greatest Hits Hold Me, Thrill Me)

Jon Secada (Jon Secada Album Otra Dia Mas Sin Verte)

Other Selected Productions – Madonna (“Evita” Soundtrack) Walt Disney Worldwide (numerous compositions and productions for Tokyo Disney and Euro Disney) Matt Bianco Laura Branigan Julio Iglesias Dan Reed

(see for complete discography)


Selected Compositions

Get On Your Feet Oye Mi Canto Can’t Forget You Always Something What Goes Around ▪ plus over 146 compositions as a registered BMI writer


Recordings and Broadcasts

Hundreds of internationally broadcast TV shows over a career that spans four decades

Produced, arranged and performed three pieces for “Evita” movie featuring Madonna

TV spots and show themes for Univision Sports channel

Recorded and produced audio for Gloria Estefan DVD concert videos

Recorded and produced at world class studios in Los Angeles, New York, London and Miami including The Hit Factory, Westlake Audio, Sony Studios, Limelight, and Air Lindhurst Hall

Mambo Mass” – Commissioned work for the legendary bassist “Cachao”


World Tours with Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine

Let It Loose 1986-1987

Get On Your Feet 1989

Into The Light 1991-1992

Evolution 1996-1997

Live and Re-Wrapped 2004

90 Millas 2007


Other Performance Experience

Super Bowl Halftime show – 1992 7CROSSING jazz group (founder and producer) CD and performances Montreux Jazz Festival & European tour with U of M Concert Jazz Band (1982) Lindsey Blair Quartet ▪ Various Solo Jazz Piano performances



Boulder Beer National Jazz Competition (Winner) – 1983



AFM Local 655 (Miami, FL) – since 1983 ▪ NARAS ▪ BMI