Bassist – The Jazzaar Festival Latin Band
Originally from Lima, Peru, six times Grammy Winner, studied at the Conservatory of Music in Lima. He worked extensively doing studio work and live performances with many international artists and local bands before moving to the United States in 1979. He studied Harmony and Improvisation with pianist-educator Mike Marra and the great Jazz sax player Jerry Bergonzi. Since then, Oscar has been an active performer and one of the most versatile bass players on the East Coast.
His mastery of playing different music styles from jazz and fusion to Latin jazz, Brazilian jazz, and South American music has helped him travel the world performing with the very best Latin jazz artists.
Mr. Stagnaro is a Professor at Berklee College of Music in the Performance Division since 1987. In 2016 he won the Award for Distinguished Professor for the Performance Div.