Education is a huge passion of Ulysses’ career, and he has been very fortunate to maintain several positions that give him the ability to make a great impact in the area of Jazz and Performing Arts education around the world. He is in demand as Lecturer, Clinician, Professor, Consultant and maintains a position as Artistic Director at his family Non-Profit Organization, Don’t Miss A Beat in Jacksonville, Florida and is a professor at the Juilliard School in the Jazz Studies Department.
Don’t Miss a Beat was founded in 2008 by Ulysses Owens, Jr. and his family. Growing up in the Crystal Springs area of Jacksonville’s Westside, Ulysses was introduced to music early on. He started playing drums at just two years old and his mother, Gwendolyn, soon enrolled him in classical piano lessons. In high school, Ulysses attended the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, where he became part of the school’s inaugural jazz program and graduated with a full scholarship to the Juilliard School. Visit our website here!
I am really honored, that Peter Martin of whom I work with during my time with Christian McBride; branched off and started a website featuring Online Masterclasses with some of the most talented jazz artists in the world. I am honored to be part of that roster. October 2018, my course, “Finding Your Beat”, was released and is being sold globally. If you have ever desired to study with me; here is an opportunity to experience my teaching philosophy through exploring over 15 lesson topics. Visit the website here!