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Brent Bowman

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: September 27, 1954    

Brent Bowman

Dr. Brent A. Bowman has had a distinguished career as a music educator for 35 years and as performing jazz artist for 45 years.

Notable teachers he studied with: (Berklee College of Music) Joe Viola, woodwind chair John LaPorta, saxophone Bob Patton, saxophone Andy McGhee, saxophone Gary Burton, harmony and improvisation Jan Konopasek, saxophone

Musicians he played with: (Berklee College of Music) Al Di Meola, guitar Tiger Okoshi, trumpet Mick Goodrick, guitar Abraham Laboriel, bass Oliver Nelson II, saxophone Dave Holland, bass Jeff Stout, trumpet Wayne Naus, trumpet

Notable musicians/performers he performed with: Candy Johnson, saxophone Gerry Beaudoin, guitar Sonny Kenner, guitar Carmel Jones, trumpet Alvin Ailey Dancers Kacico Dancers Chris DeMarco, trumpet Mark Southerland, saxophone Bill McKemy, bass Jeff Harshberger, bass Ruth Rhoden, singer/trumpet E.E. Pointer, trumpet Greg Field, percussion Don McCarter, guitar/bass/piano Allan McGinty, bass Michael LaGrega, violin, percussion, synthesizer Connor Bowman, alto saxophone, flute Don Rolling, guitar Ryan Jones, bass...
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Awards

Founder of the award winning Red Bridge Arts Festival - Center School District Kansas City, Missouri, Director "Children As Music Composers" project - Blue Valley Schools Overland Park, Kansas, Authored $25,000 grant - Missouri Arts Education Task Force, Co-Founder Topeka, Kansas All-City String Festival, Nationally Registered Teacher-Music Educators National Conference, Outstanding Alumni Award-The University of Akron, Technology Teaching Award - Boatmen's Bank of Kansas City, Teaching Award-Missouri Alliance of Arts Education, Teaching Award-International Innovations in Education Association, Recognized Educator - Learning Magazine, Excellence in Teaching nomination - Kansas City Star Newspaper, The University of Akron Delegate - Rockhurst College Presidential Inauguration, Building Nominee for Kansas Master Teacher - Blue Valley Schools Overland Park, Kansas, District Nominee Master Teacher of the Year - Blue Valley Schools Overland Park, Kansas, Certificate of Honor for Outstanding Contributions - Emporia State University, Winner of the Kindest Kansas Citian Award.

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Featured recording “Go Softly Into The Good Night”

Latest Release

Go Softly Into The Good Night

Self Produced (2012)

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Artist Press Items

“Overall, I found the music genuinely fresh and exciting, as this experienced band has presented a varied set with melodic and rhythmic interest, with plenty of interplay and drama. I especially enjoyed the Pointer horn. But, at the end of the day, it was all just plain fun, holding my interest for several listens through the program. CD Review of “Go Wake The Rooster” - Roger Atkinson, Kansas City Jazz Ambassador Magazine (Oct 01, 2011)

“...They create very open and wide structures and take time to develop things. Their improvisations originate on stage or in studio without much pretension...

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Primary Instrument:Sax, alto

Location:Lenexa, KS

Willing to teach:Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:

Berklee College of Music – B.M. 1976 (Bachelor of Music, music education), The University of Akron – M.M. 1981 (Master of Music, music education), The University of Kansas – Ph.D. 1988 (Doctor of Philosophy, music education) Educational mentors: Robert M. Lacey, Berklee College of Music (music education) Joseph E. Viola, Berklee College of Music (woodwinds) Dr...

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Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone (1971) Meyer 6 mouthpiece Rovner ligature VanDoren Black Java reeds
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