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Quamon Fowler: His Life and Faith

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Twice-winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, tenor saxophonist Quamon Fowler performed earlier this summer at the Jazz Journalists Association's Awards program at B.B. King's in New York. Following the award Fowler--who recently celebrated his 25th birthday and the release of his third CD, The Vision--was praised by Ken Cicerale of ASCAP as, “...a player and as a composer who is one of the most exciting players coming up. We're going to hear a lot more from him in the future, his high quality as a composer and as a band leader. Cicerale, in interview, said of Fowler, “This ...

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Quamon Fowler: Introducing Quamon Fowler

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Fort Worth Native Quamon Fowler detours through South Louisiana and provides a funky soulful set of originals.

Quamon Fowler, student of the renowned jazz teacher Dr. Alvin Batiste at Southern University of Baton Rouge, steps out into the electrons with a contemporary jazz/neo-Hard Bop offering in Introducing Quamon Fowler. This maiden voyage is populated with smartly constructed, hook-filled compositions that showcase Fowler's tightly-focused, ultra-dense tone contrasted against the ethereal back drop of Arlington Jones' Fender Rhodes and/or Joey Carter's vibraphone. Fowler is well-schooled in Hard Bop as well as R&B. His playing betrays only a small nod to John Coltrane, ...



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