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Modern Masters Jazz Series: Ulysses Owens and The Ted Ludwig Trio

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Crosstown Arts presents the Modern Masters Jazz Series: Ulysses Owens and The Ted Ludwig Trio in The Green Room.

The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance | $25 at the door | $10 student tickets


Three time Grammy Award-Winning Drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. is known for being a drummer who The New York Times has said “take[s] a back seat to no one,” and “a musician who balances excitement gracefully and shines with innovation.”

Performer, producer and educator Ulysses Owens Jr. goes the limit in the jazz world and beyond; claiming eight successful albums of his own. Owens has also gained special attention for his performances on GRAMMY Award-winning albums by Kurt Elling and The Christian McBride Big Band. In addition to five GRAMMY Award Nominated albums with Joey Alexander, Christian McBride Trio, John Beasley’s Monk’estra, and Gregory Porter.
Both Jazziz and Rolling Stone Magazines picked his album “Songs of Freedom,” as a Top Ten Album for 2019 and in 2021; his most recent Big Band release, “Soul Conversations,” was voted the top album in May 2021 by JazzIz Magazine. “Soul Conversations,” received rave reviews and was added to multiple playlists on Apple Music, Spotify, and Sirius XM; and now the band is touring nationally. The Ulysses Owens Jr. Big Band has also been voted “Rising Star Big Band ” of 2022 by Downbeat Magazine.


June 12
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Green Room

1350 CONCOURSE AVE • MEMPHIS, TN • 38104 • 901.203.8300