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Curtis Nowosad

New York-based drummer, composer, and bandleader, Curtis Nowosad, has developed a reputation as a highly-skilled, versatile, and forward-thinking musician. His sophomore album, Dialectics, which features world-renowned saxophonist Jimmy Greene, trumpeter Derrick Gardner, bassist Steve Kirby, and pianist Will Bonness, was released in March 2015 on Vancouver-based Cellar Live Records and is critically acclaimed, including a glowing 4 ½ star review from DownBeat. Curtis was a Fellow of the Jazz Institute at the Manhattan School of Music, attended the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, and he participated twice in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Residency at the Kennedy Center. He also received the “Keep an Eye Jazz Award” at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam.

“Nowosad is fiery and scalding one moment, breezy and swinging the next, and perpetually inventive throughout.” – Downbeat Magazine, April 2015