Curtis Fowlkes

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Curtis Fowlkes
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Photo by Bogdan Dimitriu
Background information
Born (1950-03-19) March 19, 1950 (age 68)
New York City
GenresJazz, pop, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer
LabelsKnitting Factory
Associated actsThe Jazz Passengers, The Lounge Lizards, Bill Frisell, Kansas City All-Stars

Curtis Fowlkes (born March 19, 1950) is an American jazz trombonist and singer. He is a founding member of The Jazz Passengers.


In 1987, Fowlkes started The Jazz Passengers with saxophonist Roy Nathanson.[1] He has also been a member of The Lounge Lizards, the Kansas City All-Stars, and a quartet led by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. He has toured with Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra when it was led by drummer Louis Bellson. He released his debut solo album in 1999.[2]


As leader[edit]

With The Jazz Passengers

  • 1990 Implement Yourself
  • 1991 Live at the Knitting Factory
  • 1993 Plain Old Joe
  • 1994 In Love
  • 1996 Individually Twisted
  • 2010 Reunited
  • 2017 Still Life with Trouble

With The Lounge Lizards

  • 1986 Big Heart: Live in Tokyo
  • 1987 No Pain for Cakes
  • 1988 Voice of Chunk

As sideman[edit]

With Charlie Haden

With Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Jazz Passengers". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  2. ^ Lane, Joslyn. "Curtis Fowlkes". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 January 2018.

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