Oskar Stenmark is born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. His family has a long legacy in music that has been traced back to 1762. Oskar developed a musical interest at an early age and eventually picked up the trumpet. After a Bachelor’s degree in improvisation at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg Oskar moved to New York to pursue his musical dreams. He has performed with stars such as David Byrne, Chris Potter and multiple GRAMMY award winner Maria Schneider Orchestra. Oskar is a Yamaha artist and his playing has been heard at the Super Bowl and in the Matrix Resurrection. Oskar, tenth generation musician, has a Master’s degree in Jazz Arts from the Manhattan School of Music and continues to develop his playing and artistic vision while living in New York.
Leading his trio, Oskar explores the traditional melodies he inherited from his ancestors in Sweden by fusing them together with the sounds of New York City.