Ulysses Owens, Jr.

Drummer and Producer

Ulysses Owens, Jr. is a performer, touring artist, producer, and artistic director. He has released four albums as a bandleader and is featured on GRAMMY-award winning albums from Christian McBride and Kurt Elling. Owens teaches in The Juilliard School’s Jazz Studies program and serves as artistic director for Don’t Miss a Beat, a nonprofit in Jacksonville, Florida. He received the 2013 ASCAP Plus Award and the 2015 Jazz at Lincoln Center Swing! Award, and has been named a Rising Star by DownBeat’s Critics Poll for five consecutive years.

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