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JT Bowen and the Mighty Kings of Soul

July 18, 2016 at 6pm


JT Bowen started his professional career in the early 60's with The Rockets, an R&B Band from Maryland. It was there he met Maryland native Clarence Clemons, then a saxophone player for The Vibratones. After moving to New Jersey, Bowen became an icon with Asbury Park's "West Side" groups such as Soul Flame and The Chosen Few, where he was joined by Clarence again on sax.

Bowen's friendship with "The Big Man" blossomed over the years, and when Clarence formed The Red Bank Rockers in the 70's, Bowen was selected as the band's vocalist. Clarence Clemons and The Red Bank Rockers recorded and toured from 1981 to 1984, and soon the world discovered the great voice and stage presence of JT Bowen. In 1985, Bowen performed "Woman's Got the Power" with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Giants Stadium. His powerful soul style led to Bruce Springsteen extending an invitation to record on the Gary US Bonds album On The Line, produced by Bruce. Bowen also recorded with Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul, as well as violinist Scarlet Rivera.

Today, Bowen is still performing to loyal fans at venues around the Northeast, and released a new album, Out of the Shadows; in 2014, with songs written and produced by Marc Ribler.


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Springwood Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, United States
Springwood Park
Springwood Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, United States


Matt Hockenjos, Executive Director, Asbury Park Music Foundation

Location Info


Parking will be available on the lot across the street from the park on Springwood Avenue. There will also be free street parking available on Springwood Avenue. 

Park rules

There is no alcohol allowed at the public park. Guests may bring food an non-alcoholic beverages. Food will be available for purchase at the site. It is recommended that guests bring lawn chairs. 

Rain Location

The rain location of the event is the Asbury Park Transportation Center, located adjacent to the Police Department on Main Street in Asbury Park. The location is only 100 yards east of Springwood Park. Rain notice will be posted by 12:00pm the day of the event on the Asbury Park Music Foundation Facebook page, as well as on the Foundation's website

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