Ken Fowser

Ken Fowser, a jazz saxophonist, currently resides in New York. Ken Fowser, originally from Philadelphia, started playing music when he was 11. From his days in the Air Force, Ken’s father owned an old alto-saxophone. It was an easy decision to choose instruments for elementary school. Tony Salicandro, the New Jersey Conservatory of Music’s private music teacher, introduced Ken to jazz and he soon developed a passion for it. Ken continued his studies at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. He quickly made a name for itself by sitting in at local jazz clubs such as Ortliebs Jazzhaus and Chris’ Jazz Cafe. Ken had the opportunity to perform with John Swana and Larry McKenna as well as Bootsie Barnes, Sid Simmons (Byron Landham, Billy James) and many others while in Philadelphia. After three years living in Philadelphia, Ken transferred to William Paterson University where he received his music degree in 2005. Ken moved to New York in 2006 and attended graduate school at SUNY Purchae College. He also studied privately with Ralph Lalama and Eric Alexander while there. In 2008, Ken received his masters degree. Ken is already making a name in New York. Recently, he recorded a co-led album with vibraphonist Behn Gilece. The album is called “Full View” and will be released on Posi-tone’s record label in January 2009. Special guest pianist David Hazeltine is also featured on the album. Every Tuesday, Ken hosts a jam session at Smalls Jazz Club. Ken has shared the bandstand with some of New York’s most talented musicians during the session. From

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