Ken Fowser

Tenor Sax

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Ken Fowser is a jazz saxophonist who currently lives in New York. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Ken began playing music at age 11. His father had an old alto saxophone from when he used to play in the Air Force band. When the time came to pick instruments in elementary school, the decision was easy. Ken began private studies with Tony Salicandro at the New Jersey Conservatory of Music, where he quickly developed a love and appreciation for music, especially jazz.

Ken furthered his studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he quickly began making a name for himself sitting in at local jazz clubs like Chris' Jazz Cafe and Ortliebs Jazzhaus. While in Philadelphia, Ken was fortunate enough to get to play with Mickey Roker, John Swana, Larry McKenna, Bootsie Barnes, Sid Simmons, Byron Landham, Billy James, and others. After three years in Philadelphia, Ken transfered schools to the renown William Paterson University, where he finished his music degree in 2005. In 2006, Ken moved to New York, and attended graduate studies at SUNY Purchae College. While there he studied privately with Eric Alexander and Ralph Lalama. Ken recieved his masters degree in 2008. Ken has already begun making a name for himself in New York. He has recently recorded a co-led project with vibraphonist Behn Gillece. The CD is entitled "Full View", and is scheduled to be released in January 2009 on the Posi-tone record label. The album also includes special guest pianist David Hazeltine. Ken hosts a weekly jam session at Smalls Jazz Club in New York every Tuesday. At the session, Ken has had the privilege to share the bandstand with many of New York's finest musicians.