Ephraim Owens Quintet with Special Guests

2023 Austin Chamber Music Festival

Sponsored by Mark Kernan
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An evening with one of the most highly regarded jazz musicians living in Austin. Don’t miss Ephraim Owens’s Austin Chamber Music Festival performance with special guests.

Save up to 25% on tickets with flexible discount packages for 3+ concerts! Single tickets on sale April 1. Subject to availability, $12 Student Rush (with student ID), $40 General Admission, and $80 Premium tickets may be purchased at the box office on the evening of the concert. The box office will open at 7:00 PM that day.


Program order announced from the stage

Bluesette | Toots Thielemans (1922–2016) arr. Sam Lipman

Invitation | Bronislaw Kaper (1902–1983) arr. Sam Lipman

Polkadots and Moonbeams | Jimmy Van Heusen (1913–1990) arr. Sam Lipman

Momoci | Ephraim Owens (b. 1972) arr. Sam Lipman

Firm Roots | Cedar Walton (1934–2013) arr. Ephraim Owens

Tiny Capers | Clifford Brown (1930–1956) arr. Ephraim Owens

I Fall in Love Too Easily | Jule Styne (1905–1994) arr. Ephraim Owens

Half Nelson | Charlie Parker (1920–1955) arr. Ephraim Owens

You Don’t Know What Love Is | Don Raye (1909–1985) & Gene de Paul (1919–1988) arr. Ephraim Owens

Ephraim Owens, trumpet
Kebbi Williams, tenor sax
Sam Lipman, piano
Ryan Hagler, bass
Isaac Eady, drums

Christabel Lin & Corina Santos, violins
Rebecca Lester, viola
Cory Blais, cello

We are closely monitoring the pandemic and its impact on in-person events. With the health and safety of our community in mind, ACMC has updated our COVID-19 guidelines in accordance with City of Austin and CDC. View all recent updates to our programming by visiting our COVID-19 Response page.

Ephraim Owens

In his pursuit to become a professional trumpeter, Ephraim Owens moved to Austin in 1996. Since then, Owens has played for various jazz groups including the King Valentine’s Octet, the Texas Eastside Kings, the Night of Cookers and Concerto Grosso and the Texas Trumpets. Owens has performed at many of Austin’s clubs such as Speakeasy, Antone’s, Sullivan’s, the Flamingo Cantina and Reed’s Jazz Club. He has also performed around the world such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Switzerland, New Amsterdam, Barcelona, Taiwan and other parts of Asia.

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