Jowee Omicil, a Multi‐instrumentalist‐composer‐educator‐producer Jowee (pron. “Joey”) Omicil brings a novel and distinctly Afro‐Haitian perspective to his music. He’s part of a growing... More
Jowee Omicil, a Multi‐instrumentalist‐composer‐educator‐producer Jowee (pron. “Joey”) Omicil brings a novel and distinctly Afro‐Haitian perspective to his music.
He’s part of a growing cadre of Caribbean‐descended artists bringing new flavors to the creative music spectrum. Jowee possesses a distinctive, soulful and spiritual sound on saxophones and flutes that extends to his clarinet and harmonica ventures.
Jowee’s sense of sincerity and his innate curiosity are borne out by his compositions, including the kinetic “CubhaTiando,” a Cuba/Haiti collaboration with the brilliant Afro‐Cuban drummer Francisco Mela. The self‐explanatory “4 My People” is dedicated to flood & earthquake victims in Haiti. The “victory chant” “Wole” is written for his daughter Marissah Jann, while the celebratory “Micky’s Groove” was inspired by Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, “a real pioneer, El Presidente of Compas Music,” explains Jowee. His “Ayibobo” exemplifies Jowee’s adroit versatility as he takes on the challenge of playing all the instruments, as well as engaging turntablist Val Jeanty. And that’s just a sampling of the depth & breadth of Jowee Omicil’s compositional skills.
A list of Jowee’s collaborators and musicians he’s played opposite mirrors his broad approach to music‐making – to name a few: Kenny Garrett, Roy Hargrove, Richard Bona, Wyclef Jean, Branford Marsalis, Marcus Miller, Pharoah Sanders, Marlon Saunders, Mike Stern, Jeff “Tain” Watts… Jowee seeks collaboration for creative sustenance as well as bringing his unique skills to diverse settings.
Jowee Omicil has recently released a trailer unveiling the recording of his new album, Lets’ BasH!, due for release on April 14. Note that he will b ... More >
We are more than happy to announce Jowee Omicil’s signature with Caramba Spectacles. A jazz artist and a pluralistic instrumentalist, Jowee Omicil w ... More >