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Saturday, April 20
7:00 PM
Education Event

Master Class: Ulysses Owens, Jr. – Jazz Big Band & Brushes for the Modern Drummer

6:30 PM
All Ages
The café and bar will not be open at this event. Thank you!

In celebration of his latest book, renowned drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. will be sharing his insights on supporting large ensembles, as well as digging into brush technique and all things jazz drumming. Jazz Big Band & Brushes for the Modern Drummer will also include tips on comping, rudiments, fills, and soloing. Don’t miss this engaging class which will help you level up your jazz drumming skills.

A drummer who The New York Times has said “take[s] a back seat to no one,” and “a musician who balances excitement gracefully and shines with innovation…” performer, producer, and educator, Owens goes the limit in the jazz world and beyond. Owens has also gained special attention for his performances on GRAMMY award-winning albums by Kurt Elling and the Christian McBride Big Band, in addition to five GRAMMY-nominated albums. Both Jazziz and Rolling Stone magazines picked his most recent album Songs of Freedom, as a Top Ten Album for 2019.

Co-Sponsored by: Zack Olsen’s Drum Studio, Tama, Zildjian, Evans, Promark, Dragonfly Percussion, Yamaha DTX, LP, Noble & Cooley, Hal Leonard

Can’t make it in-person? You can join virtually! Click here to register.


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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