Oscar Utterstrom started playing the trombone at the age of ten. He began his musical career at the music school in the town of Växjö in his native Sweden. When Oscar was twelve, he moved with his family to Belgium where he continued playing in various bands, including blues bands, concert bands and fanfare orchestras.
Mr. Utterstrom studied trombone at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where he majored in Music Business/Management. While at Berklee, he was mentored by the likes of Phil Wilson, Hal Crook, Jeff Galindo, Tiger Okoshi, Lin Biviano, and Charles Lewis.
Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Berklee, Oscar moved to Nashville where he worked as a Production Assistant at The Sessions Agency on Music Row before deciding to get his masters in Jazz Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. He again graduated Summa Cum Laude in May of 2005. Through Middle Tennessee State University Oscar had the privilege to play with masters such as Jim McNeely, Benny Golson, Carl Allen, and Eddie Daniels.
Today, Oscar is very active on the music scene in the southeastern US. Internationally he has performed in Canada, China, South Korea, and Europe. As a freelance trombonist, Oscar has had the opportunity to perform with acts such as Kelly Clarkson, Johnny Reid, the Temptations, Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Coffin, David “Fathead” Newman, Nils Landgren, Kirk Whalum, the Four Tops, My Morning Jacket, and the Diamond Rugs.
Oscar leads his own group and has released two albums under his own name. Home in 2008 and Departure in 2012. He is also an active arranger, having written horn arrangements for many different artists including My Morning Jacket (Bonnaroo and New Years Eve at Madison Square Garden), Canadian superstar Johnny Reid (recordings, live DVD), and Nashville Jazz Orchestra.
Contact Mr. Utterstrom
PAC 284, (615) 963-5319