Bryan Bowman is a drummer, pianist and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Born in Los Angeles, Bryan was surrounded by music from an early age. His Father Robert Bowman is a classical pianist and a Professor Emeritus at Chico State University. His mother, a psychologist by trade, plays the cello and is an avid folk dancer.
These influences guided his musical journey toward the study of not only the drumset and piano, but of North Indian classical drumming and vocal music as well. He finds a consistent source of inspiration in the folk music of Bulgaria and Macedonia.
Bryan Bowman has performed with Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Matt Penman, Art Hirahara, Mark Levine, Larry Vuckovich, Noel Jewkes, Gilad Altsman, Peter Horvath, Deron Johnson, Peter Barshay, Greg Daugelli, John Wiitala, Gary Brown, Jeff Chambers, Bob Kenmotsu, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, Matt Clark, Grant Levin, Ben Stolorow, Leonard Thompson, Sam Bevan, Scott Foster, Joshi Marshall, Lorenzo Farrell, Fred Randolph, Jessie Marquez, Ravi Abcarian, Michael Wilcox, Don Beck, Adam Shulman, John Wiitala, Hafez Modirzadeh, Goh Nokumura, Dean Reilly, John-Carlos Parea, Masaru Koga, Harvey Winapel, Tom Pattitucci, Steve Heckman, Ivan Milev, Nikolay Kolev, Ryan Francesconi, Bruno Pelletier, Michael Wilcox, Mike Abraham, Noah Schenker, John Shifflet, Ben Fajan, Clay Giberson, Brian Kane.
He has toured the United States with RCA recording artists Monica Behan and Deron Johnson (Keyboard player for Miles Davis). He has also recorded and performed in the international music scene which such artists as the acclaimed Bulgarian accordionist Ivan Milev, Edessa, Trio Mopmu with Lily Storm.
Bryan studied music at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, CSU Long Beach and CSU Chico. He is currently a free lance performer and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an active accompanist for the California Jazz Conservatory both for Institute and community classes and performs there regularly with members of the CJC staff.
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For booking inquiries email bryanlbowman at gmail.com