Tampa composer Chuck Owen screens new Jazz Surge documentary at USF on Thursday

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click to enlarge Chuck Owen writes the pieces alone, using a piano and score paper, never audio-recording any of his ideas. - c/o BK Music PR
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Chuck Owen writes the pieces alone, using a piano and score paper, never audio-recording any of his ideas.
If you're into movies about Grammy-nominated jazz, then USF Tampa has a treat for you on Thursday.

The big band music on Within Us is more like orchestral jazz, and Chuck Owen’s is complex and challenging, but melodic and intrinsically listenable. It employs a panoply of rhythms beyond swing. The music incorporates elements of classical, rock, blues, Latin and more, and features a consistently intriguing flow of texture and color.
For Jazz Surge’s 25th anniversary the 67-year-old who ran the jazz program at USF from 1981 until he retired, released the album, and on Thursday he’ll screen a documentary about the Within Us’ creation, with splices of the release show at New York City’s Birdland Jazz Club mixed in.

There’s no performance afterwards, but a Q&A will go down.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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