Stefan Karlsson

Stefan Karlsson was born and raised in Sweden, but he moved soon to the United States to study at the prestigious University of North Texas (UNT), where he now is chair of the jazz-piano department and professor of music.

Since 1996, Stefan has been a member of the Eddie Gomez Trio and Quartet (including Jimmy Cobb, Nasheet Waitts, Billy Hart, Duduka da Fonseca, and Jeremy Steig) frequently touring Japan, Europe and the United States. He has also recorded and performed with artists such as Jesse Davis, Herb Ellis, Jim Ferguson, Carl Fontana, Tim Hagans, Steve Houghton, Clay Jenkins, Marc Johnson, Rich Matteson, Red Mitchell, Dick Oatts, Rich Perry, Chris Potter, Rufus Reid, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Ed Soph, Marvin Stamm, Harvie S, Mark Walker, Tom Warrington, Jiggs Wigham, Eliot Zigmund, and others.

Stefan stays active playing at festivals, clubs and conferences worldwide as leader and sideman. His discography includes 63 recordings with eight CD’s as leader. His music was featured in movies as “Sugar Hill”, “Twenty Bucks” and “Strays”, and television series like “Melrose Place”, “Party of Five”, “Homicide” and “Wings”. Read More

 NEW RELEASE:    Smilin’ Eyes                              
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Visit Tour Dates for concert updates and the Press Page for high resolution photos, reviews and interviews. New pictures on his Gallery page

Stefan’s Personal Website