Robby Bowen is a drummer, percussionist, improviser, and sound artist based in Brooklyn. He is a co-founder of avant-dream band Boio (with Finnegan Shanahan) and drummer of The Roofer’s Union. An active performer, he also frequently plays with projects like Contemporaneous, Alpenglow, Abbi Press, Goldfeather, and Echo Chamber, among other freelance gigs in the NY area. As a contemporary percussionist, Robby has worked with artists like John Corigliano, Martin Creed, So Percussion, Pascal Le Boeuf, Fjola Evans, Scott Wollschleger, and more. Some of his performance highlights include appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Park Avenue Armory, Lincoln Center, National Sawdust, Elsewhere Hall, and EMPAC.
Robby holds a Masters of Music from the Mannes conservatory at The New School and a B.M. from the University of Maryland. Between semesters, he completed fellowships at the Bang On A Can festival at Mass MoCA and the So Percussion Summer Institute. He also traveled to Ghana to study Ewe drumming and dance in the village of Kopeiya during the summer of 2012.
In addition to performing, he teaches private drumset and percussion lessons out of his studio in Downton Brooklyn. For more details, feel free to get in touch here. He would love to work with you.