Field of Art: Flugelhorn and Trumpet
Oskar Stenmark is a flugelhorn and trumpet player from Gothenburg, Sweden, but is currently residing in New York. Oskar has studied with: Lew Soloff, Phil Markowitz, Dave Liebman, Jim McNeely, Jan Allan, Gregory Gilbert, Anders Jormin, Dominic Derasse, Scott Wendholt, Per Ivarsson, Tony Padlock, Luis Bonilla, Lars Lindgren, Peter Asplund, Frank Green, Johan Åkervall, & Klas Nilsson. Oskar leads his trio, quartet and octet, and has worked with Maria Schneider Orchestra, David Byrne, Timbuktu (SWE), Bohuslän Big Band and La Barriada (Havana).
Oskar Stenmark NYC Quartet plays traditional melodies from Sweden, inherited from Oskar’s ancestors mixed with New York jazz. The lyrical melodies will give you a Nordic flavor, but the rhythm, harmony and feel can only be found in New York City. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Oskar is the 7th generation in a family of professional musicians. He eventually picked up the trumpet and received a Bachelor in Improvisation from the University of Gothenburg in 2013. Oskar moved to New York a year later to pursue his musical dreams, he received a Master’s in Jazz Performance and composition from the Manhattan School of Music in May 2016.
Stenmark has performed with stars such as Chris Potter, Dave Liebman and the multiple GRAMMY award recipient Maria Schneider Orchestra. The quartet features some of the most sought after musicians in New York, hailing from the U.S. and Sweden. Oskar plays flugelhorn exclusively, an instrument that blends better with the traditional melodies. Oskar has recorded an album with the original melodies at Studio Epidemin (Gothenburg), it was released in May 2014 and is available on Spotify and iTunes. Oskar currently resides in New York, working with the tradition and music of his ancestors.