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NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens in Augusta

November 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

General Public: $15
Children and Students: $5
AU & EGSC Students: Free with valid JagCard

EVENT INFO: http://calendar.augusta.edu/site/theatre/event/the-jimmy-owens-quintet/

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/349433182527545/

Legendary Jazz artist JIMMY OWENS (trumpet, flugelhorn) has over forty-five years of experience as a Jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, lecturer, and music education consultant. His experience covers a wide range of international musical achievement, which includes extensive work as a studio musician, soloist, bandleader, and composer of orchestral compositions, movie scores, and ballets.

Jimmy is one of the few trumpeters of his generation who played as a sideman with such extraordinary Jazz leaders as Lionel Hampton, Hank Crawford, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Duke Ellington, Billy Taylor, and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Band, among others. As a result, his musical and personal recollections are unique. He can share personal recollections of being a sideman in some of the most exciting bands in the history of Jazz music. His anecdotes are priceless: playing with Cootie Williams, Sweets Edison, Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie in an historic concert at Yale where Eubie Blake and Paul Robeson were in the audience; sitting in with Miles Davis at the age of fifteen, and many others.

Most recently, Jimmy recorded Jimmy Owens The Monk Project choosing a stellar group of musicians, including Kenny Barron, Kenny Davis, Winard Harper, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Strickland, and Howard Johnson, which was released in January 2012 to critical acclaim.

The Harris-Horizon Jazz Great Series is presented by the Augusta University Department of Music.

General Public: $15
Children and Students: $5
AU & EGSC Students: Free with valid JagCard

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November 13, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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