Ralph Bowen Quartet, LUVPARK.
Artist's BiographySaxophonist Ralph Bowen has made his mark on the New York jazz scene for over two decades, while bringing his "casual perfectionism" to clubs, concert halls, and festivals worldwide. Bowen's discography of over 70 titles includes collaborations with Orrin Evans, Michel Camilo, and Horace Silver. As an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, composer/arranger, and performer, Bowen's impact and audiences continue to expand.
Ralph Bowen plays Selmer Paris saxophones exclusively.
Ralph Bowen plays Vandoren mouthpieces, reeds, and ligatures exclusively.
Tenor: Selmer Paris Reference 36 "Flamingo."
Alto: Selmer Paris Reference 54 "Kookaburra."
Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, 1990-.; Associate Professor of Music; Director of Jazz Ensembles; Professor of Jazz Theory and Jazz Saxophone.
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 2000-.
Instructor of saxophone.
Mount Royal College Conservatory Summer Jazz Workshop, Calgary, Alberta,
2005 and 2006. Guest Clinician.
Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, 1989-91.
Major: Classical Performance
Flute Studies under Dr. James S. Scott and Robert Dick
Masters in Music, 1991.
Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, 1985-89.
Major: Jazz and Classical Performance
Bachelors of Music, 1989.
Saxophone and Flute, Summa cum Laude
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1984-1986.
Jazz Composition, Improvisation, Theory, and History (under tutelage of David N. Baker);
Classical Saxophone (with Eugene Rousseau and Daniel Duffaette).