Friday, September 29, 2023
Oskar Stenmark Jazz Trio Opens The Arts at Trinity Series
The Arts at Trinity (TAAT) opens its 23-24 season on Friday, September 29, at 7:30 pm with a free performance by the Oskar Stenmark Jazz Trio, which comes to Wilmington from Sweden via New York City!
The overarching lyrical feel of Oskar’s music has a distinctive Nordic ﬂavor, but the rhythms and harmonies come straight out of the NYC music scene. Jazz greats Art Farmer, Bill Evans and Stan Getz took interest in mixing Swedish folk music with jazz. Oskar’s trumpet playing takes this concept to a new level with his innovative mix of folk, jazz and improvisation.
Born and raised in Sweden, Oskar spent his early years in jazz clubs and the Gothenburg Symphony Hall before moving to NYC to obtain his master’s in jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Oskar, tenth generation musician in his family, is joined by pianist Alex Pryrodny and bass player Evan Gregor as they open The arts at Trinity's 2023-2024 Concert Season.
This free performance will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1108 North Adams Street in downtown Wilmington. Light refreshments will be served on the outside patio before and after the concert.