Detroit native, Endea Owens is a vibrant up and coming bassist.
She has been mentored by the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and
Marion Hayden. In 2013 she was a featured guest artist for the
Spelman College Vocal Ensemble’s East Coast tour and also had an original
composition featured in the East Lansing Film Festival. Last summer, Endea
headlined at the 34th annual East Lansing Jazz Fest with her quartet. This performance was mentioned in DownBeat Magazine.
Endea has worked with the hip hop group, The Blat Pack and has performed with them at the Common Ground Music Festival opening for Snoop Dogg and has been featured in the documentary Blat Pack Live that premiered at the Capital City Film Festival last month. Along, with this documentary, Endea has also been featured in the documentary Happy on the Ground: 8 Days at Grammy Camp.
As a recent graduate of Michigan State University, Endea has had the opportunities to do Music Exchange programs in both Cuba at Colegio San Geronimo and in Trinidad at the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
Recently, Endea has been featured on ABC7 News (New York) with Sandy Kenyon and on the ABC7 segment “Here and Now”. This episode was played in 6,500 taxis in the New York area. Currently, Endea Owens is completing her Master’s degree at The Juilliard School. Endea can be heard on the album “Father Figure” with trombonist Michael Dease and is now preparing to go on tour with saxophonist Camille Thurman and will be playing at the International Jazz Festival in Asuncion, Paraguay.