Bonnie Lowdermilk is a Boulder Colorado-based pianist, vocalist, and piano teacher. She began piano lessons at age six and within a few years was singing and playing at Kiwanis and church functions in various ensembles. Bonnie received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Piano Pedagogy and Performance with a Minor in Voice and performed around town with groups such as the Denver Concert Jazz Quartet and Fred Hess' Creative Music Ensemble. She has studied jazz piano privately with Ted Alexander, Katy Roberts (formerly a teacher at Berklee School of Music), Eric Gunnison and Art Lande.
Throughout the 1990's Bonnie lived in Paris, France and performed at celebrated clubs and festivals in Paris and Europe such as The Sunset, The Duc de Lombard, and Jazz in Marciac. She continues to perform in Europe and in 2015 played the international Norwegian festival, Silda Jazz.
Bonnie’s first CD, recorded in NYC with the Fred Hersch Trio, was released in 1997 to international acclaim. Her second CD, "Up To Now", released in February 2009, features Bonnie as vocalist, pianist, and bandleader and includes her arrangements for sextet and three original compositions.
In September 2014 Bonnie was awarded the Boulder County Arts Alliance Pathways to Jazz Grant which enabled her to create her third CD, "Borderless Crossings". This CD features Ron Miles on cornet, pianist Art Lande on half of the tunes, Gonzalo Teppa on bass, and Paul Romaine on drums. The album includes four original compositions, a Kenny Wheeler/ Norma Winstone composition, a sumptuous version of Jobim's rarely recorded "Two Kites", in addition to her arrangements of standards.
Bonnie has performed with Eddie Gomez, Fred Hersch, Ron Miles, Greg Gisbert, Drew Gress, Tom Rainey, Eric Gunnison, Art Lande, Ken Walker and many other outstanding artists. She currently lives and teaches in Boulder Colorado, and performs in Boulder and other cities in the US and Europe. In addition to original compositions, Bonnie's mellifluous, clear vocals and unique interpretations give new life to well known standards.