Chuck Owen & ReSurgence With Special Guest Kate McGarry

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  • Date: January 8, 2023 Sun
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Hough Hall
  • Tickets: $26-$38

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Chuck Owen & ReSurgence
With Special Guest Kate McGarry

Palladium Jazz Awards

ReSurgence – a sextet comprised of members of Chuck Owen’s Jazz Surge family.
Sara Caswell, Violin; Jack Wilkins, Saxophone; Corey Christiansen, Guitars
Chuck Owen, Keyboard/Accordion; Mark Neuenschwander, Bass; Danny Gottlieb,
Drums; Kate McGarry, vocals.

The recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship and five individual GRAMMY nominations, Chuck Owen’s compositions have been performed widely; by the Netherlands’ Metropole Orch., WDR Big Band, Brussels Jazz Orch., Aarhus Big Band, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orch., Tonight Show Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, and numerous others. Chuck’s thoughtful, evocative, and intensely personal work is steeped in the jazz tradition but draws liberally and often playfully from a diverse array of influences.

Since 1995, Owen’s primary creative outlet has been his own 19-piece Jazz Surge. Serving as conductor as well as primary composer/arranger, he has produced each of the Surge’s 7 highly feted CDs. Whispers On the Wind, released in 2017, was recognized with 4 Grammy Nominations (including for best composition) while also named #1 Big Band Album in the annual Jazz Station Awards. River Runs (2013), a stunning 5-movement genre-bending orchestral/big band hybrid and The Comet’s Tail (2009) also received Grammy nominations. Their most recent recording Within Us was released in 2021 and celebrated with a performance at NY’s Birdland Jazz Club as well as a short tour in Florida.

Owen recently retired from the University of South Florida where he taught for 40 years, and has been accorded the title of “Distinguished Professor Emeritus”. He continues to serve as President of ISJAC (International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers), an organization he was instrumental in founding, while formerly serving as President of IAJE, as well as a panelist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music, the National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, the Recording Academy, and numerous others. His most recent project, “Renderings” with the wonderful WDR Big Band is slated for an August 2022 release. Meanwhile, ReSurgence, a sextet featuring several members from the Jazz Surge offers yet another intriguing platform for Chuck’s evocative compositions.

“…riotous and joyous!…the ensemble playing and spirit really stand out!” –Scott Yanow, JazzTimes

“…an impressive melding of Montana and 52nd St.” –George Harris, Jazz Weekly

Opening the show will be pianists John O’Leary, Simon Lasky, and Zach Bartholomew, each of whom will perform two songs on the Palladium’s Steinway.


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