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Bobby Watson

A saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kan. 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 Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The group, created in 1955 by late legendary drummer who died in 1990, showcased a rotating cast of players, many who, like Watson, would go on to have substantial careers as bandleaders in their own right. The Jazz Messengers – frequently referred to as the “University of Blakey” – served as the ultimate “postgraduate school” for ambitious young players.

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Albums

Check Cashing Day
Check Cashing Day
Self Produced
2013
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The Gates BBQ Suite
The Gates BBQ Suite
Lafiya Music
2010
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From the Heart
From the Heart
Palmetto Records
2008
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At Ease
At Ease
Cowbell Music
2008
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Soulful Serendipity
Soulful Serendipity
Self Produced
2006
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Horizon Reassembled
Horizon Reassembled
Palmetto Records
2005
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