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Reggie Watkins

Trombonist Reggie Watkins has toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson, the Temptations, and pop artist Jason Mraz. Within the last year, Watkins has worked with the Orrin Evans Quintet, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Postmodern Jukebox, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, and Blood Sweat and Tears, Currently Watkins leads his own groups in the Pittsburgh area including the Reggie Watkins Quartet, the Steeltown Horns and the newly formed Keystone Jazz Collective. Watkins has released three critically acclaimed solo albums: A-List (2004), One for Miles, One for Maynard (2010), and Avid Admirer (2016), a tribute to the great trombonist Jimmy Knepper. Watkins has gained a worldwide reputation for his strong, groove-minded playing.


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”Reggie Watkins pushes the music of Miles Davis and Maynard Ferguson to new heights!” ”A forward thinking release of great depth.” - Brent Black /

REGGIE WATKINS/One for Miles, One for Maynard: The bone man that can play anything with anybody, and has proven it repeatedly, steps up for his first date as a leader in 10 years. To mark the event, he rounds up some other Maynard Ferguson alumni and let's the big band bopping fly. Modern jazz for the open eared, Watkins agenda is to push the future of jazz and he does so by showing where it's been, but not in an overly reverential way

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Willing to teach

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West Virginia Wesleyan Associate Professor of Trombone/Jazz Faculty

Clinic/Workshop Information

Specializing in Clinics for Big Bands focusing on rehearsal techniques, improvisation, and communication.



The Intangible Between

Smoke Sessions Records


Avid Admirer

BYNK Records


One for Miles, One...

Corona Music



Self Produced


Star Jive

From: A-LIST
By Reggie Watkins



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