About:

Lira Musikmagasin”The young Swedish tenor player Oskar Forsberg have a deep, devout sound that speaks convincing from a oscillation continuum between a lyrical Coltrane and a comforting Dexter Gordon”

Dala-Demokraten”Oskar Forsberg is shining with his saxophones”

Oskar Forsberg grew up in a family of musicians, with a dad playing fusion keyboard and a mother who is a church organ player, two sisters that are composing as well as violin/viola players. The first great music experiences was at age fifteen listening to John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon, since that day music has been his biggest passion. Oskar is very keen to make whatever he does at the top of his possibilites and have an extreme focus on those things.

Oskar grew up in Uppsala, Sweden and started Rytmus 2003 and later switched to Södra Latin (Specialized Music program), after some year he moved to Prague where he was studying Jazz Saxophone, Classical Flute, Big Band and Classical theory, composition and arranging for Prof. A. Kathmeridou at Konservatory Jaroslava Jezka 2008-09. He then started his studies in Stockholm at the Royal College of Music where he finished around 2012-13. During that period he also studied one year at the very prestigious University of North Texas.

Oskar have always been working with his own projects and been playing in Balkan and Klezmer bands, jazz groups, big bands, fusion, rock and pop bands as well as working with DJ’s, producers, and dancers and choreographers.

Oskar is working as a live sound engineer, saxophonist, composer, arranger, flutist and teacher.

 

Meet Oskar Forsberg at Facebook; facebook.com/karloskarforsberg

 

Some ongoing projects:

Caius Cat trio, a inter-european modern jazz band, sometimes including guest such as Gunnar Åkerhielm, Jakob Hjalmarsson, Xavier Longchamp, Evaristo Perez and Katyhuska Robinson.

Uppsala Jazz Group, a constellation of peoples, sometimes various settings led by Oskar Forsberg and Emil Ingmar. Taking Jazz in Uppsala to a new level of seriousness and profession!

Funkotecs, Uppsala based funk band á la Maceo Parker.

Six Black Cordelias, Stockholm-London-Berlin. Rock band!

Emil Ingmar quintet and quartet, jazz/nu-jazz project. Originally a trio which sometimes use additional saxophone and trumpet.

Sax Encounteres, Saxophone quartet (four saxes) playing jazz and classical music as well as originals.

Playing House saxophone with DJ’s, big band saxophonist, accompanying dancers at different modern art projects, Swedish folk music and much much more. If you’re interested don’t hesitate to send me an email.

 

Education:

Piteå Sommarakademi, Sweden. Classical saxophone and flute (2015 & 2016)

Royal College of Music, Sweden – Bachelor of Jazz, performance (2009-2013)

University of North Texas, Usa. Jazz Saxophone, clarinet, composing, Big Band and Big Band arranging (2011)

Konservators Jaroslava Jezka, Czech Republic. Classical flute, Jazz saxophone, composition, arranging and orchestration. (2008-2009)

 

Played at: 

Festivals:

Musikhjälpen – Radio and TV live broadcasting, National TV (2014), Republik Winter Festival 2014 (DK), ELCHE jazz festival 2014 (Es), Nordic Noise Festival 2015 (DK), Denton Arts and Jazz 2011 (USA), Stockholm Jazz Festival 2010 and 2007 (Swe), Peace and Love 2006, 2007 (Swe), Hultsfred 2007 (Swe), Piteå Dansar och Ler 2007 (Swe), UNM Helsinki 2010 (Fi), Ålands Sjödagar 2008, 2011 (Fi), Kulturnatten (Swe), New Sound Made 2009, 2012 (Swe),

 

Venues

Zeppelin Bar (DK), Villavieja 6 Alicante (Esp), L’Escorxador Centre de Cultura d’Elx (Esp), L’Anciene Poste, Montreux (CH), Uppsala Jazz Collective (Swe), Kayak Bar (DK), Blew Note (SH), Chorus (SH), Schlott (Ger), Fasching (Swe), Katalin (Swe), Hijazz (Swe), Bonavida (ES), Airam (ES), Karisma Galleri (Swe), Stampen (Swe), Kägelbanan (Swe), Gubbhyllan (Swe), Debaseer (Swe), U maleho Glena (Cz), Jazz Time (Cz), Jazz Dock (Cz), Banter (USA), J and J’s (USA), Södra Teatern (Swe), Kalashnikov (Swe), Blues Sklep (Cz), Grodan Bar (Swe), Dobeska (Cz), Istanbul – Sidney Hostel (TR), Bagilar (TR), Hope and Anchor (UK), Underbara Bar (Swe), Lucky Lou’s (USA), Cool Beans (USA), Reduta (Cz), Agartha (Cz), Zurich University of the Arts (CH), Diese Pub, Bex (CH), La Maria Club (ES), Cat Bar (ES), Castells De La Muntanaya (ES), Cave Marignac (CH), Pub 19 (Swe), Creperie Lemoni (Swe), UKK (Swe),