About Ulysses Owens Jr.

A drummer who The New York Times has said “take[s] a back seat to no one,” performer, producer and educator, Ulysses Owens Jr. goes the limit in the jazz world and beyond. Claiming 7 successful albums of his own, Owens has also gained special attention for his performances on GRAMMY Award-winning albums by Kurt Elling and Christian McBride Big Band, in addition to 6 Grammy nominated albums.

As an author Ulysses has penned multiple articles for multiple publications and has released a Hallmark Drum instructional book titled: “Jazz Brushes for the Modern Drummer: An Essential Guide to the Art of Keeping Time,” which is published and distributed by Hal Leonard. His second book which is a career narrative and instructional book about Music Business, Entrepreneurship and Career Development is titled “The Musicians Career Guide: Turning Your Talent into Sustained Success. Ulysses also serves on the Faculty at The Juilliard School.