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Jeff "Tain" Watts

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: January 20, 1960    

Jeff "Tain" Watts

Jeff “Tain” Watts is one of the most in demand jazz drummers in the world today. Jeff Watts majored in classical percussion at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where he was primarily a timpanist, followed by enrollment at the Berklee School of Music, where he pursued jazz studies alongside such talented players as Branford Marsalis, Kevin Eubanks, Greg Osby, Aimee Mann, Steve Vai and Marvin “Smitty” Smith.

Jeff joined the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981 and proceeded to win three Grammy Awards with the ensemble. Watts left Wynton Marsalis in 1988. After working with George Benson, Harry Connick. Jr. and McCoy Tyner, he joined the Branford Marsalis Quartet in 1989....
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Awards

Voted best drummer Modern Drummer Magazine: 1988 & 1993.
  • Watts

    Dark Key Music
    2009
    BUY
  • Folk's Song

    Dark Key Music
    2007
    BUY
  • Folk's Songs

    Dark Key Music
    2007
    BUY
  • Detained At The Blue Note

    Half Note Records
    2004
    BUY
  • Megawatts

    Sunnyside Records
    2004
    BUY
  • Citizen Tain

    Columbia Records
    2003
    BUY
  • Bar Talk

    Columbia Records
    2002
    BUY
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Primary Instrument:
Drums

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Sonor drums Sabian cymbals Vic Firth malletts, brushes & 7A sticks

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