The “Boysie” Lowery Living Jazz Residency at SsAM is a two-week artist residency created to provide space to grow for the next generation of jazz artists who are both composers and performers.
Residents experience an intense learning experience designed to help them find their sound, mature as musicians, and make lasting connections with like-minded peers. Program sessions are led by a faculty who are selected from the rich pool of talented music professionals in the mid-Atlantic region.
The immersive environment of this two-week residency encourages creative exploration and exchange between the participants. Participants are given the opportunity to develop personal strategies for pursuing career opportunities while being surrounded by a stylistifally and culturally-diverse community of mentors and peers. Daily activities include workshops, rehearsals, composing, performance opportunities, and master classes with some of the top players in jazz today.
The residents will open the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Rodney Square on June 21, 2023.
1989 charcoal sketch of Robert “Boysie” Lowery by B. Ben Pearce, from the James Baker General American Music Collection, Delaware Historical Society