Leah Bowden is a drummer and percussionist from the Bay Area who has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at UC San Diego. A member of the ensemble red fish blue fish since 2010, she has shared the stage with Eighth Blackbird, Bang on a Can All Stars, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the Dalai Lama. Ms. Bowden has performed in a wide range of settings, from popular styles to improvised music and interdisciplinary projects. She is currently the drummer for Voices of Our City Choir (a collaboration between professional musicians and people experiencing homelessness in San Diego), and The Red Notes (resident piano trio at Kafe Sobaka). Before moving to San Diego, she performed regularly with the William Winant Percussion Group, Karlton Hester (of Hesterian Musicism), and in the series Santa Cruz New Music Works.

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