BONNIE LOWDERMILK: VOCALIST/PIANIST/INSTRUCTOR/COMPOSER

Vocalist-pianist Bonnie Lowdermilk began piano lessons at age six. Within a few years she was singing and playing at Kiwanis and church functions in various ensembles. Bonnie received her Bachelor of Music degree from CU Boulder in Piano Pedagogy and Performance with a Minor in Voice. She has studied jazz piano privately with Ted Alexander, Katy Roberts (formerly a teacher at Berklee School of Music), Eric Gunnison and Art Lande.

Throughout the 1990's Bonnie lived in Paris, France and performed at celebrated clubs and festivals in Paris and Europe.

Bonnie’s first CD, recorded in NYC with the Fred Hersch Trio, was released in 1997 to international acclaim. Her second CD, "Up To Now", released in February 2009, features Bonnie as vocalist, pianist, and bandleader and includes her arrangements for sextet and three original compositions.

In September 2014 Bonnie was awarded the Boulder County Arts Alliance Pathways to Jazz Grant which enabled her to create her third CD, "Borderless Crossings'. This CD features Art Lande piano (on five of the songs), Ron Miles cornet, Gonzalo Teppa bass, and Paul Romaine drums. It includes four original compositions, a Kenny Wheeler/ Norma Winstone composition, a sumptuous version of Jobim's rarely recorded "Two Kites", and four other standards. For more information on the Pathways to Jazz Grant please go to the "links" page. Click Here To purchase CDs go to CDbaby.com

Bonnie currently lives and teaches in Boulder Colorado, and performs in Boulder and other cities around the US and Europe. In addition to original compositions, Bonnie's mellifluous, clear vocals and unique interpretations give new life to well known standards.

For more on Bonnie as a teacher please go to her instructor webpage at Click Here