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Bobby Watson

Born: August 23, 1953    Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Bobby Watson

A saxophonist, composer, producer and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. He trained formally at the University of Miami, a school with a distinguished and well-respected jazz program. After graduating, he proceeded to earn his doctorate on the bandstand — as musical director of Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers. The group, created in 1955 by late drummer, who died in 1990, showcased a rotating cast who eventually became consistent members of a whos who of modern jazz. The Jazz Messengers, sometimes referred to as the University of Blakey, served as the ultimate postgraduate school for ambitious young players....
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