TTU arts roundup: Genre mixing trombonist, quintet to jazz up Tech

Posted by Lori Shull - Thursday, March 15 2012

The Oscar Utterstrom Quintet, headlined by jazz trombonist Oscar Utterstrom, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Tennessee Tech University’s Wattenbarger Auditorium.

Utterstrom, performing with an electric trombone, mixes elements of electronica, rock and Swedish soundscapes. His genre-mixing sound consists of mostly original compositions.

The quintet uses a DJ, making its concerts active and exciting.

Utterstrom studied trombone at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. He moved to Nashville where he worked as a production assistant at The Sessions Agency on Music Row before getting his master’s degree in jazz studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

He has performed with acts like Kelly Clarkson, My Morning Jacket, the Temptations and Mike Farris.

The concert is free and open to the public.

TTU Arts Roundup:

Appalachian Center for Craft

Joan Derryberry Art Gallery

TTU Music


The Appalachian Center for Craft is located six miles off Highway 56 (Interstate 40, Exit 273) near Smithville. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The Joan Derryberry Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Roaden University Center and is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Backdoor Playhouse is located in Jere Whitson Memorial Building. For more information, call 372-6595. Unless noted otherwise, all concerts are free and take place in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The concert schedule is subject to change. For more information, call 372-3161.