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Owen Broder

 Saxophonist | Composer | Educator

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Bodyguard

MAY 30 - JUNE 11

JUNE 13-18

August 1-6

The Bodyguard @ Segerstrom CFA

The Bodyguard @ San Diego Civic Theater

Bass Performance Hall

Costa Mesa, CA

San Diego, CA

Fort Worth, TX

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About

 

Owen Broder is a saxophonist based in New York City. He runs in a variety of musical circles, leading his own groups and participating in others. Broder’s jazz quintet, Cowboys & Frenchmen, has received critical acclaim for its 2015 release, Rodeo, and was selected to perform at the 2016 DC Jazz Festival and the 2017 Umbria Jazz Festival. His American Roots Project's album Heritage is a featured project on ArtistShare®. For his work on Heritage, Broder was chosen as the first Eastman-ArtistShare New Artist.  He has performed with internationally respected jazz artists such as Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evens Project and clarinetist Anat Cohen as a member of her Tentet; he has traveled with The Temptations and The Four Tops, and opened for Grammy Award winner John Legend with his own soul band, Bitchin’ Kitchen; in musical theater, he was a member of the pit orchestras for the German tour of Grease and off-Broadway production For the Last Time, appeared with the band in David Bowie’s Lazarus, and originated the woodwind chair in the U.S. tour of The Bodyguard the Musical

Broder holds a Bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music, and a Master's from the Manhattan School of Music.

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Music

Discography

Bluer Than You Think, Cowboys & Frenchmen (2017) Second release from this quintet, defining the blues as an invitation to be personal and unique. Get notified for Oct 13 release and tour info.

Bluer Than You Think, Cowboys & Frenchmen (2017)
Second release from this quintet, defining the blues as an invitation to be personal and unique.

Get notified for Oct 13 release and tour info.

The Song is All, Nancy Harrow (2016) Re-imagined arrangements of Harrow's compositions, taking you through her various parlors to reveal her life's lessons. iTunes | Amazon  

The Song is All, Nancy Harrow (2016)
Re-imagined arrangements of Harrow's compositions, taking you through her various parlors to reveal her life's lessons.

iTunes | Amazon
 

This City, Jordan Klemons (2017) A multi-media experience, the compositions for a 9-piece jazz ensemble are each uniquely paired with a work of visual art. Bandcamp 

This City, Jordan Klemons (2017)
A multi-media experience, the compositions for a 9-piece jazz ensemble are each uniquely paired with a work of visual art.

Bandcamp 

 
Rodeo, Cowboys & Frenchmen (2015) Co-led jazz quintet with two alto saxophones in the front line, playing contemporary improvised music with a variety of influences from around the world. iTunes | Amazon

Rodeo, Cowboys & Frenchmen (2015)
Co-led jazz quintet with two alto saxophones in the front line, playing contemporary improvised music with a variety of influences from around the world.

iTunes | Amazon

Interloper, Jonathan Parker (2015) Original compositions for jazz octet showcasing the full depth and breadth of Parker's playing and writing. Bandcamp

Interloper, Jonathan Parker (2015)
Original compositions for jazz octet showcasing the full depth and breadth of Parker's playing and writing.

Bandcamp

 

Projects

American Roots Project: Heritage Crossroads of early American music and contemporary jazz, on ArtistShare®. More info...

American Roots Project: Heritage
Crossroads of early American music and contemporary jazz, on ArtistShare®.

More info...

Cowboys & Frenchmen Contemporary Jazz Quintet More info...

Cowboys & Frenchmen
Contemporary Jazz Quintet

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triO Chordless Jazz Trio More info...

triO
Chordless Jazz Trio

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Media

Videos

 

Photos

EDUCATION

Owen maintains a private studio teaching music lessons to students of all ages and ability levels. Lessons in person and over Skype can cover a variety topics, including improvisation, composition, entrepreneurship in music, and much more. Packages of 3 and 5 lessons are available with discounted rates, and your first lesson is at half-price.

If you're interested in taking a lesson with Owen, click below to select your preferred experience, and email obroder@owenbroder.com for scheduling.

"Owen has taught clarinet and piano to my ten year old son for a year. He is very energetic and patient; at the same time he takes the time to know my child and help him build a sense of responsibility towards music. Couldn't be happier!" 
Juliana V. [parent]

"Owen is a very inspiring teacher. He is well prepared for my lessons, and continually makes each lesson challenging, but at the same time fun. He clearly demonstrates that he is a dedicated music educator and that he is interested in my success as a student."
Deborah C. [student]

Over the extent of one week, Mr. Broder worked directly with the saxophone students in private lessons, led saxophone sectionals, directed a full rehearsal of the Meadows Jazz Orchestra, and performed for our students. Since I assumed the role of director three years ago, I can confidently say that this residency has been the single most valuable experience for the progression of our ensemble and saxophone students.
- Dylan Smith [director, Meadows Jazz Orchestra, SMU]

 

Guest Clinician at Southern Methodist University

In the Classroom

Owen has taught in several of New York's public schools as a classroom educator with Jazz Empowers and Manhattan School of Music's Outreach Program, and as a presenter with Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People. He has hosted and participated in master classes and workshops at high schools and colleges around the country, including Lawrence University, Southern Methodist University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and others. 

Online Music Shop

Albums, compositions and arrangements, transcriptions, and lesson packages are available here

CONTACT

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