Bryan Bowman is a drummer and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Born in Los Angeles, he was surrounded by music from an early age. His Father Robert Bowman is a classical pianist and a Professor Emeritus of the music department at Chico State University. His mother Andrea, a psychologist by trade, plays the cello and is an avid folk dancer specializing in numerous Balkan styles.
These diverse influences guided his musical journey toward the study of not only the drumset and piano, but of North Indian Tabla drumming and vocal music as well. He finds a consistent source of inspiration in the folk music of Bulgaria and Macedonia.
He has performed with Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Matt Penman, Paul McCandless, Donald Duck Bailey, Deron Johnson (keyboardist with Miles Davis), Ratso Harris, Matt Clark, Art Hirahara, Mark Levine, Larry Vuckovich, Noel Jewkes, Sam Bevan, Gilad Altsman, Peter Horvath, Keith Saunders, Peter Barshay, Greg Daugelli, John Wiitala, Gary Brown, Jeff Chambers, Bob Kenmotsu, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, Grant Levin, Ben Stolorow, Leonard Thompson, Eric Vogler, Ollie Dudek, Tom Griesser, Scott Foster, Joshi Marshall, Lorenzo Farrell, Fred Randolph, Jessie Marquez, Ravi Abcarian, Michael Wilcox, Don Beck, Adam Shulman, John Wiitala, Hafez Modirzadeh, Goh Nokumura, Dean Reilly, John-Carlos Parea, Masaru Koga, Harvey Winapel, Tom Pattitucci, Steve Heckman, Ivan Milev, Nikolay Kolev, Ryan Francesconi, Bruno Pelletier, Michael Wilcox, Mike Abraham, Noah Schenker, Dave Creamer, John Shifflet.