Lester Bowie

Real Name:William Lester Bowie Jr.

American trumpeter, flugel hornist, kelp hornist, vocalist, percussionist and composer born October 11, 1941, in Frederick, Maryland, died November 8, 1999 in New York City, New York. He met his future wife Fontella Bass in an R&B band after military service. He worked in St. Louis and later moved to Chicago in 1966, where he formed The Art Ensemble Of Chicago with Roscoe Mitchell.

Brother of Byron Bowie and Joseph Bowie of Defunkt.

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In Groups:European Free Jazz Orchestra Des Art Ensembles Of Chicago, Jack DeJohnette New Directions, Josh Roseman Unit, Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio, Leo Smith Trio, Lester Bowie Ensemble, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble, Roscoe Mitchell Sextet, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, The Baden-Baden Free Jazz Orchestra, The Human Arts Ensemble, The Leaders (3), The Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble, The Sun Ra All Stars
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