Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ephraim Owens - Plush - August 15, 2007

From the I like to play with some lady humps department... Ephraim Owens and Nick Nack @ Plush tomorrow night, August 15th for what will definitely be a sick show... just think about it... a DJ and a trumpet. That's just sick.

So I'm in a class these next couple days learning about how to be a better presenter. I would highly recommend everyone take such a class, especially, if you'd like to move up in the world. Effective communication and the ability to convey knowledge is essential in today's work environment. I wouldn't confine it to work either... everyday life. I'm wondering how I can use what I've learned to make Austin Hip-Hop Scene better...

More info:

Ephraim Owens (b. Nov 5, 1972 in Dallas, TX) is a musician, composer, and jazz bandleader who plays trumpet and flugelhorn.

Owens began playing trumpet in elementary school, after classmates urged him to join the school band. He continued his music education at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas and earned a music scholarship to Southwest Texas State University. Ephraim studied classical music until he switched to Jazz after attending a Roy Hargrove concert.

Owens moved to Austin, Texas in 1994 and became a fixture in the Austin music scene. Austin Mayor Bruce Todd proclaimed June 14, 1997 as Ephraim Owens Day, for his musical achievements. Ephraim has played all over the world and is adaptable to all styles of music, but mostly he plays his favorite music, jazz.

Owens appears in a documentary film exploring the musical styles of the United States entitled, Before the Music Dies. Other featured artists include: Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Erykah Badu, and Widespread Panic.

Owens currently plays with Blaze, and his various quintets, quartets, and trios.

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