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TIM BOWMAN
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The Motor City is a perfect place for an aspiring musician to cultivate a sound different from any other. From his early days playing the guitar in church to formal training as a young adult, Tim Bowman pulled from a multitude of influences and created a sound that infuses gospel, blues, R&B and jazz. After spending 6 years as the musical director for renowned gospel group, The Winans, Tim took a break from the road and eventually decided to embark on a solo career. Since Bowman hit the jazz scene in 1996, he has been winning rave reviews and garnering ubiquitous smooth jazz radio airplay. His debut album, Love, Joy, Peace, album peaked at 19 on the Gavin Smooth Jazz Charts and 20 on Radio & Record Magazine’s album chart in the spring of 1997. Bowman’s follow-up projects Paradise and Smile both received widespread media attention and great reviews from industry insiders and music enthusiasts, alike. In 2004, Bowman released This is What I Hear. In his fourth collection, Bowman surpassed the success of all of his prior albums with his smash #1 single, Summer Groove. The acclaim for This is What I Hear solidified Bowman as a Smooth Jazz all-star and helped to land him a spot on the ’07 “Guitars and Saxes Tour”, alongside Jeff Golub, Gerald Albright, and Kirk Whalum.

The release of Bowman’s fifth album (2008) increased his momentum. The self-titled project, the first release for Bowman with his new label home, Trippin’ N Rhythm, generated widespread media and industry success. The collection featured hit songs Sweet Sundays (#1, Billboard Smooth Jazz Singles Chart), High Def, and Rapture featuring saxophonist Najee. Heavy hitters Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Randy Scott, and Darren Rahn all showed up on the record. “I am so blessed to have some of the best musicians in the world on this record”, Tim says of the collaborations. Bowman’s son, Tim Bowman Jr., is also featured on the R&B song, All I Need Is You.

In 2010, Bowman released The Collection, showcasing some of his finest work and highlighting the unique depth of his ability as a talented songwriter. The Collection features three new tracks, All My Life, his Jazz radio smash Let It Shine (#1, Billboard Smooth Jazz Singles Chart), as well as the uplifting Gospel offering My Prayer, My Praise.

His latest single, Seaside Drive, was another crowning moment for Bowman: reaching #1 in the country. Bowman is currently up for the release of his full length album, set for 2015. In a career spanning decades including a considerable list of number #1 records. Tim Bowman has proven that his smooth, unforgettable sound is here to stay.

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