Nick Owsik has served as lead trumpet player of the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band for the past two years. While earning his masters degree in music at the University of North Texas, Nick Owsik directed the UNT Nine O’Clock and Five O’Clock Lab Bands and also was a teaching assistant for jazz improvisation. During his time at North Texas, Nick recorded on four One O’Clock albums: Lab 2016, Lab 2017, Lab 2018 and Lab 2019. Nick has performed with numerous artists including Doc Severinsen, Jimmy Heath, Dennis Mackrel, John Fedchock, James Morrison, Wycliffe Gordon, Christian McBride, Danilo Perez, Eddie gomez, Kenny Eerner and has played in bands under the direction of Terell Stafford, Jay Saunders, and Alan Baylock. He has also performed with the Les Elgart Orchestra, the Official Texas Jazz Orchestra, the Shelley Carrol Orchestra, the James Davis orchestra and many more. Nick continues to perform professionally as a freelance trumpeter in the Dallas–Fort Worth and Philadelphia areas.