Ephraim Owens

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Ephraim Owens
Born1972 (age 45–46)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, bandleader
InstrumentsTrumpet, flugelhorn

Ephraim Owens (born 1972) is an American musician, composer, and jazz bandleader who plays trumpet and flugelhorn.


Owens began playing trumpet in elementary school after classmates urged him to join the school band. He continued his music education at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas and earned a music scholarship to Southwest Texas State University. Ephraim studied classical music until he switched to jazz after attending a Roy Hargrove concert.

Owens moved to Austin, Texas in 1994 and became a fixture in the Austin music scene. Austin Mayor Bruce Todd proclaimed June 14, 1997, as Ephraim Owens Day.[1] Owens has played all over the world and is adaptable to all styles of music, but mostly he plays his favorite music, jazz.

Owens appears in a documentary film exploring the musical styles of the United States entitled, Before the Music Dies. Other featured artists included Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Erykah Badu, and Widespread Panic.

Owens appears on the Abra Moore release On the Way playing flugelhorn.[2]

Owens plays with Black Red Black (with Red Young on keys and Brannen Temple on drums) and his various quintets, quartets, and trios and is a regular on the Austin music scene, playing as a regular at many mainstays.

In the Fall of 2015, Owens joined the Tedeschi Trucks Band,[3] performing at the tribute/reunion to Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen at the Lockn' Festival,[4] and is currently on tour with the TTB [5]

Recorded with[edit]

Sheryl Crow, Mumford and Sons, Jimmie Vaughn, Erykah Badu, Doyle Bramhall, Blaze (jazz band), Black Red Black, Stephen Bruton, Patrice Pike, Wayne Hancock, Wendy Colonna, Reckless Kelly,[6] Abra Moore.[2]

Performed with[edit]

The String Cheese Incident, Peter Rowan, Karl Denson, James McMurtry, Roy Hargrove, Calexico, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Wendy & Lisa, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Bonnie Raitt, Seela Misra, Mumford and Sons.[citation needed]

Toured with Sheryl Crow on the 100 Miles from Memphis tour.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Renshaw, Jerry. "Austin Music Database". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved May 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "Tedeschi Trucks Band «". Ontourpr.com. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  4. ^ Browne, David (2015-07-14). "Inside Tedeschi Trucks Band's All-Star Joe Cocker Tribute Concert". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  5. ^ "Music News & Concert Reviews". JamBase.com. 2015-12-28. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  6. ^ "Reckless Kelly - Bulletproof". Texas Music Times. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  7. ^ "Austin Music Source". Austin360.com. Retrieved 2016-06-16.

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