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Ken Fowser Quintent

  • Bird and Beckett Bookstore 653 Chenery Street San Francisco, CA, 94131 United States (map)

From NYC, the hard-hitting Ken Fowser Quintet featuring trumpet impresario Josh Bruneau. Ken embodies the rhythms of his Philadelphia birthplace: Jimmy Heath, Coltrane, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner and others. His third and latest album as a leader, “Don’t Look Down” showcases his trifecta of talents as a musician, band leader and composer. As a leader, he is emotionally engaging, uplifting and charismatically entertaining. As a musician, his style is rich and full bodied, and committed to swing. As a composer, he honors the strong traditions of jazz but finds his own unique balance of modernity and classic aesthetics, forging a melodic sound that is insightfully straight forward and steadily swinging.

Ken Fowser - Tenor Sax
Josh Bruneau - Trumpet
Peter Zak - Piano
Vince Dupont - Bass
James Gallagher - Drums