Location Jacksonville, Florida, Un
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Last Login: 6/30/2012
Member Since 10/2/2005
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BioJoshua Bowlus started playing the piano at age five and was trained classically through high school, where he then developed a strong passion for jazz. He has since pursued an active music career as a pianist and keyboardist, and graduated from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in 2006. Described as a modern jazz pianist with an old soul, Bowlus has always taken inspiration from music of various genres, including R&B, soul, gospel, rock, and latin music. "Joshua's intricate excursions are well-developed spontaneous compositions which show a remarkable level of maturity and musical intellect," states Rick Grant of Entertaining U. Joshua's music has taken him across the nation to perform at numerous jazz festivals and clubs, including notable venues such as The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head and Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. He has also performed abroad in France, Spain, and China. Bowlus has recorded with a variety of celebrated artists including tenor saxophonist John Ricci, electric bass prodigy Jon Reshard, fusion guitarist Greg Howe, and world-renowned drummer Dave Weckl. In addition, Bowlus is the pianist for The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, a nonet originally comprised entirely of UNF graduates, whose self-titled album debuted in 2008. Additionally, he is the pianist for the newly formed Jacksonville-based sextet named the Jax Jazz Collective, who will be recording their debut album within the next year. Joshua plays actively along the east coast as the bandleader for his own trio and quartet. He is a regular accompanist and sideman as well for a number of jazz singers and other groups around the southeast, including such names as the Kelly/Scott Quintet, the St. Johns River City Band, Annie Sellick (based in Nashville), and Linda Cole. Currently, Bowlus is making plans to record his own debut album featuring his trio.
MembersJoshua Bowlus - piano, keyboards, rhodes
InfluencesChick Corea, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Thelonious Monk, Cedar Walton, Kenny Kirkland, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Harry Connick Jr., Branford Marsalis, Benny Green, Wayne Shorter, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, John Coltrane, Brad Mehldau, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Wynton Kelly, Mulgrew Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Kevin Bales, Keith Javors, Bunky Green, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Sam Yahel, Gerald Clayton, Fred Hersch...those are just a few of them...
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