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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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Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

Brooklyn, NY

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Albums

Watts
Watts
Dark Key Music
2009
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Folk's Song
Folk's Song
Dark Key Music
2007
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Folk's Songs
Folk's Songs
Dark Key Music
2007
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Megawatts
Megawatts
Sunnyside Records
2004
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Detained At The Blue Note
Detained At The Blue...
Half Note Records
2004
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Citizen Tain
Citizen Tain
Columbia Records
2003
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