OLEG OSENKOV

bassist, guitarist, composer

Biography


Oleg Osenkov began studying classical guitar at the age of 12. From 1991 to 1996 Oleg studied at the Samara University and at the same time he started performing with Samara Jazz Big Band as a bassist. In 1996 Oleg moved to Moscow where he studied both jazz and classical music with Anatoly Sobolev, Professor of Gnessins Academy of Music. In the same year, he enrolled at Moscow University with a Major in History of Arts (1996 – 1998). Soon Oleg started working in the top jazz scene in Moscow. Leading and participating in numerous musical ensembles and various projects Oleg Osenkov has performed in Russia and all around the Europe. He appeared in several TV and Radio Shows. In 1999 he played in the movie Autumn Blues, which depicts the life of jazz musicians in Russia. In 2002 Oleg participated in the Berklee World Scholarship Tour in Helsinki, where he received a scholarship for his education at Berklee College of Music. In December 2002 Oleg moved to Boston, MA. In the last four years, Oleg Osenkov performed with different groups, appearing in jazz clubs, and at such venues as The Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Arts Theater, Top of the Hub, Ryles  in greater Boston area, and Kitano, 55 Bar, Porters, Sophia, Fat Cat, Triad, Garage, Pumpkins, Swing 46 in New York City. Oleg has performed at Swing’ in Mother Rest, NEMO, Beantown, Cape Code, Java, Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festivals. He has played with numerous world-class artists including Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, Donny McCaslin, Abrahan Burton, Ingrid Jensen, Ari Hoeing, Hal Crook, Yoron Israel, Gene Jackson, Alex Sipiagin, Valery Ponomorev, Tiger Okoshi, Phil Wilson, Marchello Pellitteri,  and others. Since 2004 Oleg Osenkov lives and performs in New York City.