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Ulysses Owens — Drums

Ulysses Owens

In May 2006, Ulysses S. Owens Jr. completed a Bachelors of Music degree in Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School in New York City. His interest in percussion began at the tender age of two when he began experimenting with the drums from his beginnings in church. His youth and inability to read music made it difficult to secure an instructor to enhance what had been identified as a "natural ability." While opportunities to study other instruments were given, it was no doubt that the drums were and are his true love.

Ulysses is currently touring with multi Multiple Grammy nominated artists Christian Mcbride, and Kurt Elling; which have been performing in venues nationally and internationally. Through his experiences he's obtained endorsements from Yamaha Drums, Craviotto Snare Drums, Evans Drumheads, and Vic Firth Inc.

Ulysses has just released his new debut project, "It's Time For U", which is displaying his performance abilities, as well as compositions with his new five piece band, The U.O Project. This Album was produced by Greg Knowles, and is an eclectic mix of Straight Ahead Jazz, and contemporary arrangements of some popular classics. Ulysses' vision is to continue operating in the area of philanthropy and combining all of his talents, furthering his vision of healing the world with the wonderful gift of music, and education. With his humble attitude, charisma, and vast knowledge, Ulysses will continue in great success.

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