USF Jazz Studies

USF Distinguished Professor of Jazz Studies Chuck Owen

USF Distinguished Professor of Jazz Studies Chuck Owen has taken his multiple Grammy-nominated big band, The Jazz Surge, and turned it into a sextet named ReSurgence.

And as nervous as he is about the band's debut Wednesday night in Ybor City, Owen is more anxious about the new role he'll play in it: piano player, as opposed to conductor.

Daylina Miller / WUSF Public Media

When a who’s who of music packs Madison Square Garden for the 60th Grammy Awards Sunday, sitting alongside stars like Jay Z and Bruno Mars will be Tampa’s own Chuck Owen.

The University of South Florida Distinguished Professor of Jazz Studies is nominated for four honors for Whispers on the Wind, his 2017 album with his band, the Jazz Surge.

WUSF Jazz Director Bob Seymour featured an extensive conversation with Chuck Owen in debuting ‘River Runs’ on All Night Jazz, and prepared this piece for All Things Considered.

 Click HERE to listen to the full, uncut interview that aired on WUSF's All Night Jazz.