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Owen Broder

 Saxophonist | Composer | Educator

 

 

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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, received critical acclaim for its 2015 release, Rodeo, and performed at the DC Jazz Festival in 2016 and 2017, and at the 2017 Umbria Jazz Festival. His American Roots Project's album Heritage is a featured project on ArtistShare®, and was selected as the inaugural Eastman-ArtistShare partnered project.  

Broder is a member of the Anat Cohen Tentet, and has performed with internationally respected jazz artists such as Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evens Project and Trio Globo; 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. Premier 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 (2017) Cowboys & Frenchmen iTunes (pre-order); Release date: Oct 13, 2017

Bluer Than You Think (2017)
Cowboys & Frenchmen

iTunes (pre-order); Release date: Oct 13, 2017

Happy Song (2017) Anat Cohen Tentet iTunes (pre-order); Release date: Oct 6, 2017

Happy Song (2017)
Anat Cohen Tentet

iTunes (pre-order); Release date: Oct 6, 2017

Kyle Athayde Dance Party (2017) Kyle Athayde Dance Party CD Baby

Kyle Athayde Dance Party (2017)
Kyle Athayde Dance Party

CD Baby

The Song is All (2016) Nancy Harrow iTunes | Amazon

The Song is All (2016)
Nancy Harrow

iTunes | Amazon

Interloper (2015) Jonathan Parker Bandcamp

Interloper (2015)
Jonathan Parker

Bandcamp

This City (2017) Jordan Klemons Bandcamp 

This City (2017)
Jordan Klemons

Bandcamp 

Rodeo (2015) Cowboys & Frenchmen iTunes | Amazon

Rodeo (2015)
Cowboys & Frenchmen

iTunes | Amazon

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®.

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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

Please use the form below for booking and lesson inquiries.

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