Harlem Late Night Jazz @ Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall Presents...THE THURSDAY JAM, Hosted by C. Kelly Wright. Tonight we bring you Detroit native Endea Owens, is a vibrant up and coming bassist. She has been mentored by the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Marion Hayden, Ron Carter and Rodney Whitaker. Endea recently received her Master’s degree from The Juilliard School.
She has toured and performed with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jazzmeia Horn, Steve Turre, Jennifer Holliday, Camille Thurman, and Lea DeLaria from the Netflix original series "Orange is The New Black". Endea has done music exchange programs in Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago. She has performed at jazz festivals in Switzerland, Paraguay, The Cayman Islands, Australia, Poland, Ukraine, South Korea, India, Detroit, and San Francisco. She has also been a guest artist for the Spelman Vocal Jazz Ensemble and has had her compositions featured in the Capital City Film Festival.
Endea has recently, been featured on ABC7 News (New York) with Sandy Kenyon, as well as ABC7 “Here and Now”. This year Endea was featured in The Wall Street Journal as well as Billboard Magazine and The Walker. She has recorded with trombonist Michael Dease on his album “Father Figure” and pianist Marc Cary’s “The Harlem Sessions”.