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Jazz in the Garden at the Newark Museum

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Off-Campus

Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Admission:
Free
For more info:
Newark Museum
973-596-6550

Jazz in the Garden at the Newark Museum
Ulysses Owens, Jr. Quartet (Drummer)

Multi-Grammy Award winning drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. has performed with world-class musicians including Patti Austin, Terence Blanchard, Benny Golson, Russell Malone, Wynton Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Maceo Parker, Nicholas Payton and Dianne Reeves to name a few. In 2010 he received his first Grammy Award for his performance on Kurt Elling’s Dedicated To You, and, in 2012, a second award for Christian McBride’s Big Band album The Good Feeling. Owens’ 2009 debut recording It’s Time For U featured several original compositions and arrangements. According to critics, “the recording not only elicits Owens’ talent to keep the music mobile and ramp up the songs dynamics with well-positioned solos, but the use of vocals on some of the tracks deepens the album’s luster.”

A second album, Unanimous, was released in 2012 on the European jazz label Criss Cross.