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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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


Lenexa, KS

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


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. Wallace H. Nolin, The University of Akron (music education) Dr. Sherman D. VanderArk, The University of Akron (music education) Dr. George L. Duerksen, The University of Kansas (music education) Nationally Registered Music Educator - Music Educators National Conference, Certifies Orff Music Educator (Levels 1 &2) - American Orff- Schulwerk Association, Presentations at National Conferences: National Science Teachers Association - Boston, National Association for Gifted Children - Kansas City, Music Educators National Conference - Indianapolis, San Antonio, Washington, D.C., The University of Kansas Symposium of the Psychology and Acoustics of Music - Lawrence, Kansas Presentations at State and Regional Conferences: Kansas State Capitol Technology in Education Fair - Topeka, Kansas, Metro Area Council for Computers in Education - Kansas City, Missouri Alliance for Arts Education - Kansas City, Missouri Arts Education Task Force - Saint Louis, Missouri Music Education Association - Osage Beach, Missouri, Missouri School District Presentations: Center, Raytown, Kansas City, Maryville, Grain Valley, Independence, Fort Osage; Kansas School District Presentations: Blue Valley, Topeka, Kansas City. Published Educational Research Studies: Dissertation Abstracts International, Kansas Music Review, The Music Researcher's Exchange, Proceedings of the Symposium on Practice and Research in Music and Visual Art Education and Music Therapy, Proceedings of the Research Symposium on the Psychology and Acoustics of Music.

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