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Jowee Omicil

Joseph Omicil Jr. "Jowee O" was born in Montreal, Canada, of Haitian descent. He began playing the Alto Saxophone at the age of 15 as part of the music ministry in his father's church. Just three short years following his introduction to the Alto, Jowee was accepted at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where he majored in Music Education. There he added the Soprano Sax to his arsenal. During his tenure at Berklee, he found his best friend and mentor, Kenny Garrett and rose to share stages with many like, Branford Marsalis, Richard Bona, Mike Stern, Marcus Miller, Pharoah Sanders, Jeff Tain Watts, Wyclef Jean and Marlon Saunders to name a few. Throughout his college career, he devoted many hours helping young people as a tutor and mentor for their musical growth

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Article: What is Jazz?

2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Believe it or not, it is that time of the year again! The holidaze are barely over and a new edition of Winter JazzFest is upon us. Knowing a jazz marathon is the perfect antidote to the holiday shopping and social marathons, producer Brice Rosenbloom and his cohorts have put together a program of gargantuan proportions. ...

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Article: Live Review

Babel Med Music 2017

Read "Babel Med Music 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley


Babel Med Music 2017 Marseille, France March 16-18, 2017 Babel Med Music is at once a public festival, a conference and a trade fare, possessing the capacity to be experienced on multiple levels, as the ratios of these aspects are juggled by the individual attendee. Its thrust is primarily towards ...

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Article: Live Review

Bari in Jazz - X Edizione

Read "Bari in Jazz - X Edizione" reviewed by Luigi Sforza


A dieci anni di distanza dalla prima edizione, il festival Bari in Jazz ancora non riesce a trovare una precisa fisionomia. Le dimissioni del suo ultimo direttore artistico, Gianluca Petrella, presentate subito dopo l'ultimo concerto in cartellone, chiariscono in parte la situazione in cui versa la rassegna del capoluogo pugliese. Per molti versi era ...

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News: Performance / Tour

KCC Productions Presents Jowee Omicil And The Core At The Metropolitan Room (NYC) Saturday, February 23 At 11:30 PM

KCC Productions Presents Jowee Omicil And The Core At The Metropolitan Room (NYC) Saturday, February 23 At 11:30 PM

This is a show you don't want to miss. Saxophone and winds master Jowee Omicil is in possession of what is simply one of the most soothing, soulful and spiritual sounds that his instruments of choice have ever rendered. The Montreal-born musician of Haitian descent had the distinct honor of being invited to perform for the ...

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Article: Album Review

Francisco Mela & Cuban Safari: Tree Of Life

Read "Tree Of Life" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


A safari, in essence, is all about the idea of an encounter between the tamed, usually in the form of adventure-seeking humans, and the wild, which they aim to explore. The same could be said for the music that drummer Francisco Mela creates with Cuban Safari on Tree Of Life. For his third solo outing, the ...

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News: Recording

Haitian Saxophone Master & Educator Jowee Omicil To Release New Freeflowing and Funky CD - "Roots & Grooves" on November 2nd - Recently Performed at the Obama White House

Haitian Saxophone Master & Educator Jowee Omicil To Release New Freeflowing and Funky CD - "Roots & Grooves" on November 2nd - Recently Performed at the Obama White House

Saxophone and winds master Jowee Omicil is in possession of what is simply one of the most soothing, soulful and spiritual sounds that his instruments of choice have ever rendered. Following several fruitful semesters of teaching students on all levels--from grade school to university--Jowee is focusing on getting out and performing the music of his amazing ...

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Article: Interview

Jeremy Pelt: A Man of Honor

Read "Jeremy Pelt: A Man of Honor" reviewed by Esther Berlanga-Ryan


For the younger generation of jazz musicians, those in their thirties today, the path is not always as smooth and easy as we may think it is. Nobody likes to live in anybody's shadow. Jazz is populated with giants who left their mark and those who look up to them in order to be able to ...

Album

Roots & Grooves

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2009


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