BACKGROUND AND LIVE
BACKGROUND AND LIVE
What do you get when you blend the lyricism of Ed Sheeran & the swagger of Drake? People around the world that have seen Almost Owen (AO) perform know the answer.
Isaac Haselkorn, better known by his stage name Almost Owen (AO for short) began performing in bars and jazz clubs from the early age of 11. A few years later while studying at Berklee College of music, he grabbed the attention of grammy winning musicians Jamey Haddad and Danilo Perez, who would include him in studio sessions, tours and performances with other legends: Paul Simon, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Lovano to name a few. Their advice... travel internationally, study broad music styles, and perform for audiences everywhere.
Four years and 500+ shows across 12 countries later, AO is back in his home city of Boston, winning acclaim from fans and critics alike for his undeniable songs, world music infused beats, and electric performances. Based on the groundswell of support from his growing local following, The Improper Bostonian named him one of the 25 most influential personalities in the city.
Though he's currently gearing up to the release of his first full length album "Late Night Dangerous" in the fall, his writing and production have not taken a back seat. He's hard at work finishing up his second record in collaboration with legendary mixing engineer Dave Pensado, as well as producing and writing for other artists across genres, cultures, and backgrounds.
SELECTED LOCAL PERFORMANCES:
Symphony Hall - Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA
Lawn on D - Boston, MA
Capo - Boston, MA
Lucky's Lounge - Boston, MA
The Middle East Upstairs & Downstairs - Cambridge, MA
City Winery, Boston, MA
LOCAL COLLEGE PERFORMANCES:
Northeastern University - Boston, MA
Wheaton College - Norton, MA
MIT - Cambridge, MA
Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
SELECTED FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES:
The Beantown Jazz Festival - Boston, MA
Monteray Jazz Festival - Monteray, CA
East Coast Jazz Festival - Washington DC
Toronto Jazz Festival - Toronto, Canada
Headlined the Meghalaya Art's and Culture Festival - India
Pune Jazz Festival - India
Shanghai Jazz Festival - China
Teatro de Rozzi - Italy
Panama Jazz Festival - Panama City, Panama
Lady Sri Ram - New Delhi, India
The Kimmel Center - Philadelphia, PA