ReSurgence to perform in No. Carolina February 2024


Anchoring the University of No. Carolina / Wilmington’s annual jazz fest, March 22 & 23, the band will also sneak in a performance at the Sharp-Nine Jazz Club in Durham, NC on the 24th.

ReSurgence Tours Mid-west December 2023


Assembling in Cleveland, OIH on Oct. 31st, ReSurgence traveled over 1,400 miles, performing and offering workshops at 6 universities and 4 jazz clubs, before capping their tour with two sets at Noce in Des Moines 11 days later. The tour was supported by a generous grant from the John Stites Jazz Foundation.

“Renderings” with the WDR Big Band! May 2023

“Renderings” – Chuck’s anticipated first album with the WDR Big Band was released by Summit/MAMA in July of 2023!  The project, interrupted and delayed by Covid, was recorded in two separate sessions in July of 2019 & May 2021 and shines a spotlight on Chuck’s highly creative approach to original arrangements. Sara Caswell, violinist from the Surge, is featured as a guest soloist on a couple of the charts.

Concerts and Recordings in Germany with Terri Lyne Carrington March 2023

Chuck joined NEA Jazz Master, Terri Lyne Carrington and the WDR Big Band for a series of concerts and recording in Germany. He arranged and conducted all the works which also featured vocalist, Melanie Charles. Concert video currently available for viewing: Although there is no projected release date, an album was also recorded. Stay tuned!!

Surge to be featured at JEN Conference! August 2022

Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge are delighted to announce their scheduled appearance at the 2023 JEN (Jazz Education Network) Conference on Wed., Jan 4th at 10:15 PM! Can’t make that?  Well, the ensemble will also return to perform an intimate club set at Pilar’s Martini in Winter Garden (the last one sold out!) and at the Pasco Center for the Performing Arts.  Dates are:

Wednesday, Jan 4th 2023 – JEN Conference – Omni Orlando Hotel @ 10:15 PM

Friday, Jan. 6th 2023 – Center for the Arts, Wesley Chapel, Tampa – 8:00 PM         Tickets

Saturday, Jan 7th 2023 – Winter Garden/Orlando, beginning @ 8:00 PM.        Tickets

ReSurgence, featuring special guest Kate McGarry, returns for FL mini-tour August 2022

After a Covid-influenced hiatus, Chuck’s new sextet “ReSurgence” will return with a Central Florida mini-tour in January, 2023. Dates are still being set but include:

Sunday, Jan 8th 2023 – Palladium Theater (St. Pete) @ 4:00pm   Tickets

Wednesday, Jan 11th 2023 – Pilars Jazz Club, Winter Garden (Orlando) @ 7:30pm Tickets

“Renderings” August 2022

“Renderings” – Chuck’s debut album project with the phenomenal WDR Big Band is set for a Feb., 2023 Release. Recorded over two trips to the famed German studio, this project is something of a departure from those with the Surge as it primarily features arrangements – Chuck’s highly original re-imaginings or “Renderings”, if you will.  A Sinatra standard, a Chick Corea work, 3 scintillating compositions from the band’s personnel, and even a couple of Chuck’s own pieces are shone in a new light.  More soon!