Join us for a FREE professional development workshop led by Ulysses Owens Jr., jazz drummer and producer.
What new skills do artists need to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving music industry? Join Ulysses Owens Jr., an entrepreneurial jazz artist and producer, as he shares career insights and successful strategies to help students and professional artists thrive in an increasingly complex business. Owens will highlight the importance of maintaining simultaneous career channels and tactful branding strategies. He’ll also discuss tips for managing business relationships and social networks for long-term success.
About Ulysses Owens Jr.
Heralded as a “powerhouse of a showman” (Glide Magazine), a “legitimate jazz triple threat” (Critical Jazz), and a drummer who “take[s] a back seat to no one” (The New York Times), Ulysses Owens Jr. is an established performer, touring artist, producer and artistic director. He has released four albums as a bandleader and is featured on GRAMMY-award winning albums from Christian McBride and Kurt Elling.
Owens teaches in The Juilliard School’s jazz studies program and serves as artistic director for Don’t Miss a Beat, Inc., a non-profit founded by his family in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. He received the 2013 ASCAP Plus Award and the 2015 Jazz at Lincoln Center Swing! Award, and has been named a Rising Star by the DownBeat’s Critics Poll five years in a row. (https://www.usojazzy.com/)
Presented by Arts + Public Life in partnership with UChicago Presents, and the Reva and David Logan Center for Arts.
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