People want music: Ulysses Owens Speaks

Ulysses Owens Jr. is indisputably one of the most sought-after drummers and producers of his generation. Longtime sideman for Christian McBride and Kurt Elling, Owens breathes air and life into the drums, with crisp, decisive strokes. All the while, he works to cultivate a passion for art in disadvantaged communities. Alongside his organization, Don’t Miss A Beat, Owens often teaches as he tours. His online presence juxtaposes the expected on-stage action shots with candid stills from workshops with wide-eyed students of all ages, from Japan to Jacksonville.
— Noah Fishman, The Jazz Gallery