Oj currently works as a bass educator on acoustic/electric bass and trumpet as well as manager, producer, studio engineer, composer, arranger, graphic designer and freelance bassist nationally and internationally specializing in all styles of music. Jazz (small group & Big Band), Brazilian, Cuban, Funk, Reggae, Rock, Folk, Soul & Hip Hop. Owen graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1999 with a Bachelor of Music majoring in classical double bass.
Performance credits: John Butler Trio, Afro Dizzi Act, Band of Frequencies, Ash Grunwald, Xavier Rudd & the United Nations, THUMP, The View From Madeleines Couch, Robert Randolph ‘THE WORD’ (USA), Andrea Kirwin Band, OKA, Resin Dogs, Zee Star (UK), Yemanja, Zambabem, Low Pressure Sound System, The Threads Jazz Collective, Swing Central, Darren Percival Band + many for freelance & session work…
Oj has also performed with musicians such as Trilok Gurtu (India), Marnix Van Bruggen (Holland), John Foreman, Libor Smoldas (Prague), Jesse van Ruller (Amsterdam), Kristen Berardi, Doug DeVries, Don Burrows, James Sherlock, Ralph Thomas (Paris), Katie Noonan, Tyrone Noonan, James & John Morrison, John Hoffman, Robert Burke, Shelley Scown, Ken Edie, Elly Hoytt, Dale Barlow, Scott Tinkler, Simon Barker, Christine Sullivan, David Jones, Graeme Lyall, Mike Nock, Christine Sullivan, Peter Skelton, Mick Skelton, Matt Smith, Grace Knight, Tony Gould, Keith Casey (USA), Annum (Brazil), Marcio Bahia (Brazil), Alberto Farah (Brazil), Vince Genova (USA), Don Rayder (USA), Frank Bennett BIG BAND & was in the support band for Al Jarreau’s 1999 Gold Coast Show (US) + many more…
THUMP Balcony TV
Band of Frequencies
Afro Dizzi Act