Bob Bowen

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Robert Emmett "Bob" Bowen III (* 18th June 1965 in Dayton , Ohio , † the thirtieth August 2010 in New York City ) was an American jazz - bassist and university teacher.

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Bowen received his bachelor's degree in composition from the University of Dayton in 1988 ; He then studied classical double bass in the master's program at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and at the Manhattan School of Music with Harvie Swartz , where he obtained his master's degree in 1998. He then worked in New York City in various styles from West African highlife , salsa , bluegrass , rock , funk , fusion , jazz, to experimental avant-garde and with chamber music ensembles and symphony orchestras. He has worked with John Hicks , Clark Terry , Lee Konitz , James Moody , Mark Murphy , Art Lande , Steve Turré , Roseanna Vitro , Sebastian Weiss , Patrizia Scascitelli and Jack Wilkins, among others .

He was also a member of the band collective The MOB Trio , which he led with Matt Wilson and Ohad Talmor . Their first album Loose was released in 2000 by OmniTone ; The live album Quite Live from Brooklyn followed in 2005 . In the same year he took part in the formation Slog (album Drew Field 45 ). Since 2000 he has been teaching bass at Hofstra University in Long Island, where he was also director of the Jazz Combo Workshop . From 1998 to 2005 he developed and directed the jazz program at the Center for Preparatory Studies at Music Queens College (CPSM). He died in late August 2010 after being hit by a truck while cycling in Manhattan.

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