Ken Fowser was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 30, 1982 and began playing the saxophone at age eleven, picking up his father’s old alto he used while in the Air Force band. Playing through elementary school, he studied privately with Tony Salicandro at the New Jersey Conservatory of Music, It was there that his love of jazz developed.
This was followed with studies at the university of the Arts Philadelphia and his insurgence into the local jazz scene where he began making a name for himself. Opportunities came along for him to perform with Mickey Roker, John Swana, Larry McKenna, Bootsie Barnes, Sid Simmons, Byron Landham, Billy James, and others.
Leaving Philly for William Paterson University he received his degree in music in 2005. A move to New York, graduate studies at SUNY Purchase College, private studies with Eric Alexander and Ralph Lalama, and received his degree in 2008. With his already established jazz in-roads in the City, it was an easy translation for Ken to co-lead with Behn Gillece and record his debut album Full View with special guest pianist David Hazeltine the following year on the Posi-tone label.
Saxophonist Ken Fowser hosts a weekly jam session at Small Jazz Club in New York City and continues to perform, compose and record.
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