- The acclaimed Ulysses Owens, Jr. is the highlight of Coastal Jazz Association's monthly concert.
Experience the stylings of acclaimed drummer and producer Ulysses Owens, Jr. right here in Savannah.
Owens has taken home Grammys for his performances on the 2010 Kurt Elling live album, Dedicated to You, and Christian McBride’s 2010 big band album, The Good Feeling. He’s toured the world with Kurt Elling and Joey Alexander and performed alongside Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Monty Alexander, Dianne Schuur, Russell Malone, Renee Fleming, and Mulgrew Miller, among others.
Honoring tradition while remaining versatile, Owens is one of the most sought-after drummers of his generation, named a Rising Star by DownBeat’s Critics Poll. He’s also received the 2013 ASCAP Plus Ward, earned a gold medal at the 2014 Global Music Awards, and is a 3015 Jazz at Lincoln Center Swing Award Honoree.
For his Coastal Jazz performance, Owens will share his presentation of “Ellington and Beyond,” joined by trumpeter Alphonso Horne, pianist Liston Gregory III, bassist Phil Norris, and vocalist Kiaya Cash.
Sunday, February 11, 5 p.m., $20, all-ages