2010 WIJBF Performer Profile: Owen Howard’s Drum loreMay 27, 2010
Drummer/Composer Owen Howard (b. June 13, 1965 Edmonton, Canada) began studying drums at the age of 15. As a young up and coming drummer in Edmonton, Owen had many opportunities to perform with many fine Canadian and international artists passing through town. In 1988 Owen received a study grant from the Canada Council for the Arts which enabled him to move to New York to complete his BFA in Jazz from The New School. It was then that Owen began to make his mark in New York.
For the past eighteen years Owen has enjoyed much success in leading his own bands. He currently has four cd’s to his credit. Pentagon and Sojourn, on the Koch Jazz label, Days Before and After (co-lead with Andrew Rathbun on Fresh Sound New Talent) and most recently, Time Cycles (Fresh Sound New Talent) released in Dec 2006.