Oscar Utterström, Trombone

Oscar Utterström is a Swedish trombonist, composer, arranger and educator based in Nashville, Tennessee. His versatile playing and experience in many styles make him an in-demand session player on trombone, bass trombone and euphonium. As a freelance trombonist, Oscar has performed and/or recorded with acts such as Kelly Clarkson, Johnny Reid, the Temptations, Jeff Coffin, the Four Tops, My Morning Jacket, Diamond Rugs, Cage the Elephant, Marc Broussard, Taylor Swift, Rachael Lampa, and Emily West. He can also be heard on Jack White’s music in the 2013 Walt Disney motion picture “The Lone Ranger.” He leads his own group, under his name, in which he plays electric trombone and keyboard. The group has released two albums, Home (2008) and Departure (2012), on the Right Turn Records label. Oscar has written horn arrangements for many different artists, both for live use and recordings, including My Morning Jacket, Johnny Reid and the Nashville Jazz Orchestra. Oscar has a B.M. in Music Business from Berklee College of Music and a M.A. in Jazz Studies from Middle Tennessee State University. A Schilke artist, Oscar plays exclusively on ST30 and ST20 trombones. For more information, please visit www.oscarutterstrom.com.

Beth Beauchamp