October 27, 2010


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Owen Howard will perform "Drum Lore" Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, is the third event on the fall semester schedule of the ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series. Performing with Howard will be John O'Gallagher, alto saxophone; Adam Kolker, multi-reeds; Frank Carlberg, piano; and John Hebert, bass.

Howard, who began studying drums at age 15 in Edmonton, Canada, moved to New York in 1988 to complete his bachelor of fine arts degree in jazz from The New School.

For the last 18 years, he has led his own bands with several CDs including: "Pentagon and Sojourn," "Days Before and After" and "Tim Cycles."

In addition to his role as a leader, Howard has performed or recorded as a sideman with artists including Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Tom Harrell, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Dave Holland, Eddie Henderson, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton and many others.

He has appeared on more than 40 releases to date and has toured extensively throughout Europe, the United States and Canada as both a leader and as a freelance artist, in a wide variety of musical contexts.

A faculty member at The Banff Centre International Workshop, Howard has held guest professorships at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and The University of Fine Arts in Berlin, Germany. He has conducted workshops and clinics in the United States, Europe and Canada.

For more information or music samples, visit http://owenhoward.net/biography.php.

Jazz at Bucknell is a chamber series conceived to present international modern masters and young visionaries, showcasing the entire tradition of jazz, from standards to the avant-garde, with an eye on artists who continue the innovative tradition of the music with their personal approaches to sound, style and composition.

Contact: Division of Communications


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