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Ulysses Owens Jr's Generation Y Biography

Ulysses Owens, Jr. is one of the hottest drummers in the business. A prolific sideman with the likes of Christian McBride, Joey Alexander, Steve Wilson, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Nelson, René Marie, and many more, the Grammy Award winner has stepped into a leadership role in recent years with a number of top-shelf groups. He created the band Generation Y—an exciting new group featuring rising stars of the jazz world. With Drew Anderson on trumpet, Alexa Tarantino on saxophone, Luther Allison on piano, and Philip Norris on bass, it’s a hard-swinging band with huge potential. 

Ulysses Owens Jr. (born December 6, 1982 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States) is an American multi Grammy Award winning drummer and percussionist, known for his work with bassist Christian McBride, and singer Kurt Elling, as well as Wynton Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Nicholas Payton, Benny Golson, Maceo Parker, and Joey Alexander.  He is active on both the New York and international jazz scene as a sideman and band leader. He has also been named a "rising star" in the Downbeat Critic's Poll. He was the drummer on Kurt Elling's Grammy-winning album Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman, and also on Christian McBride's Grammy-winning The Good Feeling. His composition, The Simplicity of Life, was commissioned by the string quartet ETHEL for their multimedia show ETHEL's Documerica, which is currently on a national tour.


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