With Ulysses Owens, drums; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Michael Dease, trombone; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Christian Sands, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass (2/10 only); and Matthew Rybicki, bass (2/11 only)
In just the past few years, Ulysses Owens, Jr. has performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with artists including Christian McBride, Steve Wilson, Mulgrew Miller, and Steve Nelson. One of the most high-profile sidemen, this GRAMMY® Award winner and DownBeat Rising Star now takes the lead role in celebration of his new CD, Onward & Upward. While his previous release featured originals and iconic jazz tunes by artists like Wayne Shorter and Lee Morgan, his upcoming release will expand the repertoire to include artists such as The Stylistics, Prince, and Michael Jackson. Check out these sets for some no-frills performances by some of the most ambitious and in-demand musicians of their generation, including two of Wynton Marsalis’ picks for “Who’s Got Next” in jazz.