Ralph Bowen, jazz saxophone

Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:30 PM
Cultural Arts CA1075 Beckwith Recital Hall
Event Type
Music Dept.
UNCW Department of Music

Ralph Bowen, saxophone, with members of the jazz faculty
Jazz veteran Ralph Bowen is joined by faculty members Kevin Day, trumpet; Jerald Shynett, trombone; Natalie Boeyink, bassl and Jon Hill, drums; with jazz student Carlos Garcia, piano
Saxophonist Ralph Bowen has made his mark on the New York jazz scene for over three decades, while bringing his “casual perfectionism” to clubs, concert halls, and festivals worldwide. Bowen’s discography of more than 70 titles includes associations with Orrin Evans, Michel Camilo, Horace Silver, Renee Rosnes, Kenny Garrett, Steve Wilson, Kenny Davis, Michael Mossman, Ralph Peterson Jr., Anthony Branker and Jared Gold.
His eleven solo CDs (Movin’ On, A Morning View, Soul Proprietor, Keep the Change, Five, Dedicated, Due Reverence, Power Play, Total Eclipse, Standard Deviation and Ralph Bowen) feature a wide variety of top-shelf musicians including trumpeters John Swana, Ryan Kisor and Sean Jones; pianists Jim Beard, Orrin Evans, Bill O’Connell and Jim Ridl; organists Sam Yahel and Jared Gold; guitarists Jon Herington, Peter Bernstein, Adam Rogers and Mike Moreno; bassists Anthony Jackson, Charles Fambrough, Reuben Rogers, John Patitucci and Kenny Davis; and drummers Ben Perowski, Bill Stewart, Brian Blade, Gregory Hutchinson, Dana Hall, Antonio Sanchez, Donald Edwards, Rudy Royston and Cliff Almond. Among his many honors, Bowen was nominated for a 2018 Juno Award for jazz album of the year: solo.
Bowen is professor of music and director of jazz at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey.
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Program to be selected from the following.

Compositions by Ralph Bowen
Baby Girl
Soul Proprietor
The First Stone
On Green
Total Eclipse
K.D.’s Blues

Gene DePaul / Don Raye
arr. Ralph Bowen
You Don’t Know What Love Is

Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart
arr. Ralph Bowen
Isn’t It Romantic

$6 general public, free to students with valid UNCW ID.

Advance tickets may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 910-962-3500 (M-F) 
Any remaining tickets will be available one hour prior to performance at the Cultural Arts  Box Office.
Don't forget! The box office closes 15 minutes after the start of a Department of Music event. 

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Directions to Beckwith Recital Hall, located in the UNCW Cultural Arts Building:
Look under Arts and select Beckwith Recital Hall.


Arrive on time: at least 10 minutes before start of concert
•   Arrive at the concert venue at least 10 minutes before the posted concert time. If you need to get a ticket at the box office, have your UNCW student ID ready and arrive at least another 5 sooner.
    •   The box office will only be open for ticket sales and distribution to students up until 15 minutes after the performance begins. 
    •   Students arriving 5 minutes after the start time of the event will not be admitted free with their UNCW ID card, and must purchase tickets in order to be admitted. If the box office has closed, students will not be admitted into the venue.

Concert attendance and program stamping
Programs for students registered in Department of Music classes are stamped by the ushers at the end of the performance. 
   •   If you leave before the concert ends, your program will not be stamped.
   •   If ushers should run out of programs, ask them to stamp your ticket stub at the end of the concert. Let your teacher know what happened. 

Use of electronic devices during performances
   •   use of computers, tablets, phones is not allowed during performances. Anyone using an electronic device will be asked to put it away. Noncompliance may result in being asked to leave the event.

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