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Watters Brothers (Ken & Harry Watters)

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: July 6, 1964    

Trumpeter Ken Watters and trombonist Harry Watters are Summit recording artists and Conn-Selmer (Bach) Performing Artists. Being trumpet & trombone playing siblings, Ken & Harry have an onstage rapport that is electrifying to audiences.

Their last three CDs for Summit Records (Brothers, Brothers II & Brothers III) climbed to the top 50 on the US jazz charts where they remained for at least six weeks each - Brothers III for 11 weeks - and are continually receiving airplay across the US, Canada, Australia, Europe & parts of the Far East. Their music has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, NPR's Jazz South program, PRI's Jazz After Hours (hosted by Jim Wilke) & has been used on a feature television documentary by The Freedom Forum (Washington, DC)....
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Awards

*First Place Winner, International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition *Last four CDs on Summit Records (Brothers III, Brothers II, Brothers & Southern Exposure) all made top 50 on the US jazz charts *2000 - Selected as Yamaha Performing Artist (trumpet) *2001 - Selected as SESAC Jazz Composer *2001 - Southern Exposure CD (Summit Records) named one of the “Top Ten Jazz CDs of 2001” by The Jazz Journalists’ Association (JJA) *2003 - Brothers III CD (Summit Records) spent 11 consecutive weeks in top 50 on US jazz chart *2007 " Switched endorsement affiliations from Yamaha to Conn-Selmer (Bach Trumpet Artist)

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Featured recording “Brothers III; Brothers II; Brothers; Love Songs; Southern Exposure; Leavin' (Natalie Cole); The Island of Dr. Trombone”

Latest Release

Brothers III; Brothers II; Brothers; Love Songs; Southern Exposure; Leavin' (Natalie Cole); The Island of Dr. Trombone

Summit Records (2003)

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”The music performed by Ken & Harry Watters is immediately accessible & listenable -- the effect is stunning” - C. Michael Bailey / All About Jazz

”Brothers Ken & Harry Watters are a class act. Superb musicianship, sparkling treatments of Twentieth Century classics, and exceptional original compositions. Their recordings are splendid & extremely gratifying -- highly recommended.” - Amazon.com

“Ken Watters is without a doubt one of the finest trumpet and flugelhorn performers in jazz today as well as one of the leading composers. Each solo performance is both impeccable and full of energy.” - The Jazz Review

”Harry Watters is a great young trombonist with breathtaking technical assurance.” - The Washington Post

”The Watters Brothers have scored my 'Rave of the Year' twice with their 'Brothers' & 'Brothers II' CDs...

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Primary InstrumentTrumpet

LocationHoschton, GA

Clinic/Workshop InformationWe conduct several different clinic options: 1) "Effective Practice Techniques for All Instruments" 2) "Jazz Musicians' Protocol" (for more advanced students to professionals) 3) "General Jazz Improvisation (including recommended listening, etc...)" 4) "The Art of Playing in a Horn Section, from Small-Scale to Big Band"

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