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Joshua Mark Bowlus grew up in Port Orange, FL and was the oldest child of three. When he was age 5, his parents decided he should take piano lessons because every time he saw a piano he would run up to it and bang on the keys. Acknowledging his obvious attraction to the instrument, they started their young child out on the Suzuki method with private lessons at home. Joshua continued to train classically throughout his childhood and teenage years through private lessons at Stetson University until he began high school, when he turned his attention towards jazz. Noticing his strong passion and dedication to this American art form, his teachers and peers awarded him with the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award upon graduation

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Joshua Bowlus Trio at The Jazz Corner

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Joshua Bowlus Trio The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC November 30 to December 1, 2018 As an introduction to his version of “For All We Know," Joshua Bowlus read out the lyrics while clicking his fingers loudly to lead the trio into a slow version of the 1934 ...

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Live From The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head Island - Roundup

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Joe Gransden & Kenny Banks The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SCFebruary 2, 2018 Joe Gransden returned to The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head-Jazz Island February second and third, accompanied by pianist/composer Kenny Banks. Gransden is well-known on the island for his sixteen-piece big band performances, but there was a special ...

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Larry Wilson: No Secrets No Lies

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Larry Wilson is a native of Cleveland, Ohio but was raised Jacksonville, Florida. He began his love affair with music at the tender age of three playing the drums in church. Unless you are fortunate enough to already know about Wilson, you'd never guess he is a young man that has just released his debut album, ...

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Carter Calvert: It's A Man's World

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Sophistication, sultry and a powerhouse--though these words are often used in description of jazz vocalists, in this case it is actually true. Carter Calvert spots a six octave voice that is well-rounded, precisely tuned, and can grit and shine with the best of them. Carter is not a newbie by any sense of the word. Calvert ...

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Linda Cole and Joshua Bowlus: What a Wonderful World

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Yes...that Cole Family. The same talent pool that gave us Nat King Cole and Freddy Cole has also given us Linda Cole (a daughter of the brothers Cole's cousin). Linda Cole teams with pianist/arranger Joshua Bowlus and his quartet for a breezy stroll through 13 pieces from the Cole Family songbook and beyond. Globally, Bowlus supplies ...

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Jax Jazz Collective: Lotus Blossom: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

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Duke Ellington (1899-1974)--Americas's finest bandleader, America's finest composer--released his own tribute to Billy Strayhorn, his partner in music and tune smithing. It was called ...And His Mother Called Him Bill (RCA, 1967). Ellington and Strayhorn's music was so intertwined that the Duke's less that fanatic fans might think that “Lush Life," “Take the A Train" and ...


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