All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Bobby Watson

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.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Live Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Live Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

69 Photos Slideshow

Events

Date Time Detail Price
Nov27Tue 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Umkc Jazz Bands
White Recital Hall
Kansas City, MO
$8
Apr18Wed 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Umkc Jazz Night
Folly Theater
Kansas City, MO
$12

Discography

Check Cashing Day

Check Cashing Day

Self Produced
2013

buy
 

The Gates BBQ Suite

Renaissance Jazz Cafe
2011

buy
The Gates BBQ Suite

The Gates BBQ Suite

Lafiya Music
2010

buy
 

Everlasting

Red Records
2009

buy
From the Heart

From the Heart

Palmetto Records
2008

buy
At Ease

At Ease

Cowbell Music
2008

buy
Wilkes BBQ

Wilkes BBQ

Bobby Watson
From the Heart

Videos

Similar