Juilliard Jazz Professor Plays Drums on Nirvana’s ‘In Bloom’ Without Ever Hearing It Before

Jazz drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., a professor and Small Ensemble Director at The Juilliard School in New York City visited Brandon Toews at the Drumeo studios in Abbotsford, British Columbia where he blindly played the drum track to “In Bloom” by Nirvana. Toews and his studio mate were quite impressed at how close Owens came to Dave Grohl‘s original track, despite having never heard the song before.

Take a sneak peek into the mind of Ulysses Owens Jr.! (Small Ensemble Director at Juilliard) Watch as he listens to “In Bloom” by Nirvana for the very first time and attempts to play along.

Jazz Drummer Plays Nirvana First Time
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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