Ulysses Owens Jr. - drumsRueben Rogers - bassJalen Baker - vibes
Heralded as a “ legitimate jazz triple threat” (Critical Jazz) who “take[s] a back seat to no one” (The New York Times.)
Owens has been named a Rising Star by DownBeat’s Critics Poll for five years straight. He is a recipient of the 2013 ASCAP Plus Award, and the 2015 Jazz at Lincoln Center Swing! Award. Owens is a gifted bandleader, claiming three successful albums of his own (It’s Time for U, Unanimous, and Onward and Upward). Owens was part of the GRAMMY award-winning albums Dedicated to You (Kurt Elling) and The Good Feeling (Christian McBride Big Band.)
Owens is a faculty member of the Jazz Studies Program at the Juilliard School, and also the Artistic Director for Don’t Miss a Beat, Inc., a non-profit founded by his family in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
His most recent album, Falling Forward, features his group ,“THREE” with bassist Reuben Rogers and vibraphonist Joel Ross. Owens is consistently in demand for new projects, and remains one of the most sought-after drummers of his generation.
Sat Sep. 158:30 pm - 11:00 pm
85 Lyme StreetOld Lyme CT,US 06371