Collectively commanding piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute, baritone sax, tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, and clarinet, Dwayne and Dwight Bosman have since shared the concert stage with such legends as Hugh Masekela, Freddie Cole, Branford Marsalis, Danny Mixon, Roy Ayers, and Lester Bowie, and held an engagement at one of St. Louis’ most popular jazz venues (The Moose Lounge) which lasted more than fifteen years.
They returned in 2015 with their self-produced When Lions Roar. Smoldering and crackling like a classic Blue Note or Prestige Records hard-bop session, Roar features “DB Blues (Remix),” which bumps and grinds like a Cannonball Adderley prime mover, and “My Daddy was a Horn Playa” with spoken word lyrics by poetess (and the twins’ sister) Cheryl D. S. Walker.
“I hope that people see When Lions Roar as reflective of what St. Louis jazz is all about – because we try to represent St. Louis jazz everywhere we go,” Dwight told The St. Louis American. “We worked with local musicians, as well as with people from out of town, but we hope we have delivered the altruistic St. Louis sound because that’s what The Bosman Twins are.”