Detroit native Endea Owens, is a vibrant up and coming bassist. She has been mentored by the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Marion Hayden, Ron Carter and Rodney Whitaker. She has toured and performed with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jazzmeia Horn, Steve Turre, Jennifer Holliday, Camille Thurman, and Lea DeLaria from the Netflix original series "Orange is The New Black". Endea has done music exchange programs in Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago. She has performed at jazz festivals in Switzerland, Paraguay, The Cayman Islands, Australia, Poland, Ukraine, South Korea, India, Detroit, and San Francisco. She has also been featured as a guest artist for the Spelman Vocal Jazz Ensemble’s East Coast Tour and has had her compositions featured in the Capital City Film Festival in East Lansing, MI.
Recently, Endea has been featured on ABC7 News (New York) with Sandy Kenyon, as well as ABC7 “Here and Now”. This episode was played in 6,500 taxis in the New York area. She has also, been featured on “The Indie Beat”, with the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. This year Endea was featured in The Wall Street Journal as well as Billboard Magazine and The Walker. She has recorded with trombonist Michael Dease on his album “Father Figure” and pianist Marc Cary’s “The Harlem Sessions”. Endea recently received her Master’s degree from The Juilliard School.