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Lester Bowie Edit Profile

composer , trumpeter

Lester Bowie, American trumpeter, composer. Served with United States Army.


Bowie, Lester was born on October 11, 1941 in Frederick, Maryland, United States.


Founding member Association Advancement Creative Music, Black Artist Group, Art Ensemble Chicago.


  • Other Work

    • Trumpet player, led own groups, played with Leaders, Bowie Quintet, Brass Fantasy, From the Root to the Source, others. Toured in the United States and abroad. Albums include All the Magic, The Great Pretender, The 5th Power, Fast Last, Bugle Boy Bop, Rope-a-Dope, African Children, Gettin' to Know Y'All, Numbers 1 & 2, (with Art Ensemble of Chicago) Urban Bushmen, Message to Our Folks, Phase One, Among the People, Certain Blacks, Chi Congo, others.


Served with United States Army.


Married Fontella Bass (divorced). 6 children.

Fontella Bass