Joseph Bowie in France in 1980
Joseph Bowie (born October 17, 1953) in St Louis, Missouri is an American bandleader, trombonist, and founder of the seminal jazz fusion band, Defunkt. The group has been blending jazz with funk and punk rock music for more than three consecutive decades.
Bowie is the younger brother of world renowned avant-garde jazz trumpeter Lester Bowie, and saxophonist Byron Bowie. He began his career with the Black Artists Group a musical collective from St. Louis, then later joined the Human Arts Ensemble (founded by Charles "Bobo" Shaw), the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, and became involved with various rhythm and blues projects alongside no wave saxophonist James Chance.
After recovering from a bout with drug addiction during the 1980s, Bowie discovered Nichiren Buddhism and has been a practicing Buddhist ever since. He has since founded Kosen-Rufu, another musical outfit aside from Defunkt. In 2003 Bowie moved to The Netherlands, where he lives in the small town of Gorinchem and works with a number of groups.
With Frank Lowe
Big Band Funk! Mister Defunkt Joe Bowie
The Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble Conducted by Don Glasgo.
Joe Bowie live in Berlin-special guest: Omar Sosa - get complete concert on: www.come-me-lion.de
Navigating the Essence of Cool One of the highlights of the Congo Square festival in Bwerlin was the concert of trombone player, singer and entertainer Josep...
DEFUNKT JOE BOWIE film by Libin+Cameron
DEFUNKT JOE BOWIE Live NYC 1980 film by Libin+Cameron Charles Libin and Paul Cameron, ASC copyright 2009.
Joseph Bowie Mama E Live
Joseph Bowie - Mama E Live http://www.joebowie.org/ http://www.myspace.com/joebowiesdefunkt.
Joseph Bowie - Jazz In The House.wmv
Joseph Bowie, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Jamaaladeen Tacuma "New Language" @ Enjoy Jazz Festival 2011
Free and funky. New Language by Joseph Bowie (former Defunkt) - trombone, vocals, congas and other instruments; Jean-Paul Bourelly - guitar, vocals, electron...
JOSEPH BOWIE & MONSIEUR DUBOIS: "SPIRIT"
Joseph Bowie & Monsieur Dubois live at the Haarlem Jazz Festival 2008, performing "Spirit" (taken from the album "Soul Integration"). 16.08.2009 Joe Bowie - ...
Igbo: Joseph Bowie and Adam Rudolph "Fifth Movement"
Free jazz and electronica unite with the rhythms of the world as jazz great Joseph Bowie and world music icon Adam Rudolph perform together on March 20, 2012...
Joseph Bowie (Defunkt) - Short Documentary on his Life -
Short interview/documentary on Joe Bowie (defunkt) And his new projects: StichtingKosenRufu and Kosen-rufu band. http://www.kosen-rufu.com Thanks to nps!
JOE BOWIE'S BIG BAND FUNK - TRAILER
Joe Bowie's Big Band Funk - Trailer featuring the Lucerne School Of Music Big Band, Conductor: Ed Partyka Stanser Musiktage 2012 CD / DVD Available at iTunes...
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... crew has playing credits that range from Whitney Houston, Toshi Reagon, DJ Logic, Gary Lucas, Jay Z, TV On The Radio, Tamar Kali, Phish, William Parker, Lizz Wright, The Holmes Brothers, Wadada Leo Smith, David Murray and Joseph Bowie. Greg Tate ...
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