Named in 2016 by the industry-defining Downbeat Magazine as a "name to watch as a signature voice on the Los Angeles jazz scene" and described by LA Music Blog as "a musical juggernaut" Rowden's unique voice and penchant combining driving grooves, melodic-minded composition, and free improvisation is turning heads across the country.
Along with his ever-evolving band, the Jonathan Rowden Group, Rowden has quickly gained a reputation as one of the foremost young creative-music artists in the diverse LA jazz and creative music scene, frequently defying genre-stereotypes while drawing from his background and interests in classical, jazz, rock and electronic musical idioms. His anticipated album "Skyward Eye" is due for release in late 2016 on Orenda Records. The music of "Skyward Eye" is cinematic in scope and aims to bring his musical narrative to life as few other modern music groups can.
Supportive performances and masterclasses/clinics available.