Ulysses Owens, Jr.

A drummer who The New York Times has said “take[s] a back seat to no one,” and “a musician who balances excitement gracefully and shines with innovation,” Ulysses Owens Jr. goes the limit in the jazz world and beyond, claiming 7 successful albums of his own.

Owens is a performer, producer and educator who has also gained special attention for his performances on GRAMMY Award-winning albums by Kurt Elling and the Christian McBride Big Band. As an author Ulysses has authored the books titled: “Jazz Brushes for the Modern Drummer: An Essential Guide to the Art of Keeping Time,” and “The Musicians Career Guide: Turning Your Talent into Sustained Success,” released by Simon and Schuster.

Ulysses also serves on the faculty at The Juilliard School and is the Artistic Director for his family’s non-profit organization, “Don’t Miss A Beat.”