Ulysses Owens Jr.'s Generation Y / Camille Thurman And The Darrell Green Quartet at Savannah Music Festival at Metal Building At Trustees' Garden
Lauren Ashley uploaded this event on April 15, 2021
Wed, May 26, 2021
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Drummer/bandleader Ulysses Owens Jr. has performed and recorded with many acclaimed jazz artists, including Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller and others. Through his relationships with these great bandleaders, he learned a great deal about Art Blakey and Betty Carter, both of whom had bands that became educational institutions and launched the careers of many of today’s paradigm-shifting musicians in jazz. In the past five years, Owens’ career has shifted him from being a “young lion” to grooming the next generation of talent through his performance, production and educational work. Generation Y is the result of those efforts, for which he has selected a new crop of young musicians from his professorship at The Juilliard School. Ulysses Owens Jr. has performed at SMF in previous years with the Christian McBride Trio and Joey Alexander Trio, and currently serves as the Artistic Educator In Residence for SMF Jazz Academy. ...