Grammy Award-Winning Artist Ulysses Owens Jr. & Friends to Perform At CJA Concert

On Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 5pm- 6pm, Ulysses Owens Jr. and Friends will be performing at Coastal Jazz’s Concert that will be held at The Ben Tucker Pavilion at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa at 2 Resort Dr, Savannah, GA 31421. Coastal Jazz Association members attend the show for free! Non-members can purchase tickets at

Drummer, producer and educator, Ulysses Owens, Jr. is heralded as a “powerhouse of a showman” (Glide Magazine), a “legitimate jazz triple threat” (Critical Jazz), and a drummer who “take[s] a back seat to no one” (The New York Times), Ulysses Owens Jr goes the limit in the jazz world and beyond.

Accompanying Owens in his presentation of “Ellington and Beyond” will be trumpeter Alphonso Horne, pianist Liston Gregory III, bassist Phil Norris, and vocalist Kiaya Cash.

From Grammy award winning performances with Christian McBride’s acclaimed trio and big band to world tours with Kurt Elling and Joey Alexander, Owens’s artistic command of percussion has earned him positions in some of the most successful jazz ensembles of the 21st century. Owens’ reverence for tradition distinctly manifests in his straight-away playing style, but it is the versatility of his talent – his unique ability to manipulate texture and create penetrating musical shapes – that attracts the attention of heavy hitters in jazz. His performance catalog includes collaborations with Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Monty Alexander, Dianne Schuur, Russell Malone, Renee Fleming and Mulgrew Miller, just to name a few!

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