Endea Owens

Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist of 2019 and Detroit native Endea Owens is a vibrant up-and-coming bassist who has brought her musical gifts to a diverse range of audiences, from jazz connoisseurs to city schoolkids. A Juilliard graduate, Owens has been mentored by the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and Ron Carter. She has toured and performed with Jennifer Holliday, Rhonda and Diana Ross, Jazzmeia Horn, and Lea DeLaria from the Netflix hit series Orange is The New Black. Mixing standards with her own original compositions, Owens plays hot, swinging jazz for multiple generations.