November 22nd, 2023 8pm Stage 2
Curtis Nowosad Album Release
Curtis Nowosad is a JUNO-nominated, NYC-based jazz drummer, composer, educator and recording artist. Having made his home in Harlem for the last decade, the native of Winnipeg, MB, Canada has played in the bands of many top jazz artists of multiple generations, including Steve Nelson, Jazzmeia Horn, Philip Harper, Craig Harris, Marc Cary and Braxton Cook, with whom he has toured extensively, including performances at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals and an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America. He has played with five NEA Jazz Masters—Ron Carter, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Owens, Dave Liebman and Cándido Camero—and led bands at many notable clubs and festivals, including The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Smalls, Dizzy’s and many major festivals in Canada and the US.
Curtis has five releases to his name: If I Had (La Reserve, 2023), Curtis Nowosad (Sessionheads United, 2019) and its companion remix EP, CNRMXD (2022), the WCMA-winning and JUNO-nominated Dialectics (Cellar Live, 2015) and The Skeptic & the Cynic (2012).
Curtis holds a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music, where he serves on the Precollege jazz faculty.