Curtis Fowlkes

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Curtis Fowlkes
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Background information
Born (1950-03-19) March 19, 1950 (age 71)
New York City
Genres Jazz, pop, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer
InstrumentsTrombone
Labels Knitting Factory
Associated acts The Jazz Passengers, The Lounge Lizards, Bill Frisell, Kansas City All-Stars

Curtis Fowlkes (born March 19, 1950) is an American jazz trombonist and singer. He is a founding member of The Jazz Passengers.

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Career

In 1987, Fowlkes started The Jazz Passengers with saxophonist Roy Nathanson. [1] He has also been a member of The Lounge Lizards, the Kansas City All-Stars, and a quartet led by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. He has toured with Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra when it was led by drummer Louis Bellson. He released his debut solo album in 1999. [2]

Discography

As leader

With The Jazz Passengers

With The Lounge Lizards

As sideman

With Don Byron

With Bill Frisell

With Glen Hansard

With Charlie Hunter

With John Lurie

With Roy Nathanson

With Marc Ribot

With Elliott Sharp

With others

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References

  1. Huey, Steve. "Jazz Passengers". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Lane, Joslyn. "Curtis Fowlkes". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)