Dudley Owens Quartet

Dudley Owens Quartet

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Biography

Dudley Owens was born in 1979 and fell

in love with jazz at an early age. The youngest

sibling of four he was born into a musical family.

He fell in love with the saxophone when he saw

Branford Marsalis playing on a television show.

At the age of 10 he finally got his chance to play

the saxophone. Excelling over his peers he was

chosen to perform in numerous solo competitions.

Dudley fell in love with jazz in 7th grade when his

father bought him a Charlie Parker album. By the

time Dudley reached high school he was awarded

best soloist at numerous competitions. He was

also awarded 4th place in the International

Saxophone Competiton. He was awarded a full

scholarship to the University of North Florida in

Jacksonville FL. under the direction of Bunky

Green. During his years at North Florida he played

lead alto in Jazz Ensemble 1.

Dudley had the privilege of performing or

recording with the likes of Bunky Green, Jon Faddis,

Slide Hampton, Antonio Hart, Donald Harrison,

Bobby Watson, Conrad Herwig, Terrell Stafford,

Robin Eubanks, Marvin Stamm, Orbert Davis, Ed.

Peterson, Willie Pickens, Smokie Norful, Steve

Turre, The Dells, Tim Warfield, Mark Gross, Eric

Marienthal, The Chicago Jazz Ensemble and Ernie

Adams.

Dudley has studied with some of the

most notable musicians. Ronald Carter, Ari Brown,

Dr. Andy Goodrich, Steve Duke, Bunky Green,

Charles McPherson, Jon Faddis, Orbert Davis,

Donald Harrison, and James Carter. Dudley has

been seen at many jazz festivals including JVC jazz

fest, Chicago Jazz Fest, Jacksonville Jazz

Fest, Savana Georgia jazz fest, IAJE and many

more. Dudley can also be seen performing at

Andy's jazz club in Chicago, Jazz Showcase, Green

Mill, The Cutting Room, Jazz Kitchen. With his

upcoming debut release of Just The Beginning it is

a blend of Jazz, Funk, and Soulful R&B. Dudley is

also an endorsee of Jody Jazz Mouthpieces,

Rico Reeds, and Orlando Custom Saxophones.

"Dudley Owens will be one of the jazz greats."
-Donald Harrison

"One of the more polished alto players to hit the scene. Saxophonist you don't want to miss. Dudley Owens will be a household name."
-Mike Wade

Discography

"Just The Beginning" Dudley Owens 2008
"Nothing To Be Said" David Bowling 2006

Set List

The length of a set depends on event and/or venue. In a club setting, two one hour sets is preferred. In concert, an ideal set is 90 minutes