Brent Rowan- is a director, performer, composer and educator of music. A Guelph based saxophonist, who also plays flute, clarinet and other woodwind instruments, Brent performs in a wide variety of musical collaborations; from 2009 Juno Nominated Eccodek, Big Bands and small jazz combos, to classical chamber groups and creative music ensembles.
Brent is the founding director of the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble and the New Horizons Band for Guelph. He is also the conductor of the Cambridge Concert band and the assistant conductor of the Guelph Concert Band. In 2011 Brent became a Nobel Instruments of Canada Jazz artist performing regularly on their Baritone Saxophone.
Brent teaches woodwind and jazz improvisation techniques at his own private music studio. He is also a clinician and adjudicator at music camps and festivals through out southern Ontario, specializing in saxophone and improvisation concepts. In 2008 he received the inaugural Guelph Mercury Forty under Forty award for making a difference in his community.
Brent composes and arranges music for the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble as well as for his own small improvisation groups. He holds a Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, from Humber College.