Dr. Phillips Center Presents

Ulysses Owens, Jr. and Generation Y

March 7, 2024 | Judson's Live | 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Ulysses Owens, Jr. and Generation Y

March 7, 2024 | Judson's Live | 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate music room. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance. Enjoy world-class cocktails and small plates while you’re here. The atmosphere is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant. Learn more about the Judson's Live experience.


Three time GRAMMY™ Award-Winning Drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., known for being a drummer who (The New York Times) has said “take[s] a back seat to no one,” and “a musician who balances excitement gracefully and shines with innovation.

Generation Y is a band concept that was conceived back in 2019 with the goal of promoting the next generation of dynamic talent from the top music conservatories in NYC and beyond. It is led by Ulysses Owens Jr., a multi-Grammy Award-winning drummer, producer, educator, author and cultural entrepreneur.

As the Small Ensemble Director within the Jazz Department at The Juilliard School for the last eight years, Ulysses has had a front row seat to the top talent of this generation. He has also been the driving force behind such great artists as Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Joey Alexander and many others. Through his relationship with these great bandleaders, he learned of the legacy of Art Blakey and Betty Carter, both of whom were renowned for leading bands that catalyzed the careers of multiple generations of younger musicians.

The band has just recorded their debut album “A New Beat”, which will be released on the Cellar Live Record label in January 2024. The material on this album is a culmination of repertoire from Ulysses’ influences and mentors, such as Mulgrew Miller, Roy Hargrove, George Cables, and of course the great Art Blakey.

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