Born in San Angelo, Texas in 1986, Oscar Ornelas developed his love of music from an early age. He learned how to play piano at age 7 from playing gospel music in church and by age 10 was performing weekly. He began his journey as a saxophonist at age 12 and began performing in school jazz bands. Before finishing high school he would be performing regularly at local clubs. In his 20's he developed his act playing in festivals and clubs throughout West Texas. By 28 he moved to Austin, where he has been performing 3-7 times a week.