conductingChuck Owen is a composer/arranger, conductor, producer, and a recognized leader in jazz education. The recipient of 5 Grammy nominations for his work with the Jazz Surge, he has also written for the WDR Big Band, Netherland’s Metropole Orkest, and many others.He is the recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship and currently serves as the founding President of ISJAC (International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers).

Featured Album

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“Magic Light”, Chuck's first album project with "ReSurgence" is set for an April 19th 2024 release by Origin Records. The septet, culled largely from  members of his Jazz Surge big band, has already caused quite a buzz through its virtual appearance at the JEN X conference in 2021 as well an extended 2023 mid-west tour on top of featured performances in Florida and No. Carolina. With the luminescent songstress Kate McGarry joining in , a new side of Chuck's writing emerges . . . more intimate, more exposed, but just as evocative!



ReSurgence is:

Kate McGarry – Vocals
Sara Caswell – Violin
Jack Wilkins – Saxes
Corey Christiansen – Guitars
Mark Neuenschwander – Bass
Danny Gottlieb – Drums
Chuck Owen – Piano / Keyboards


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