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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).

Below is a sampling of artists they have performed and/or recorded with (together & individually): Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Greg Allman, Marc Anthony, Army Blues, Deniece Williams, Kelis, Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings, Al Hirt, Kevin Mahogany, Erich Kunzel, James Moody, Pete Fountain, Philip Harper, Russell Malone, Chris Potter, Arturo Sandoval, Reginald Policard, Carl Fontana, Steve Coleman, Bill Watrous, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Jean Luc Guanel, Bobby “Blue” Bland, John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Terry Gibbs, Mundell Lowe, Ravi Coltrane, Mingus Big Band, Toshiko Akiyoshi, The Vanguard Orchestra (Village Vanguard, NYC), Roger Hawkins, Fred Wesley, Roland Vazquez, Harry Connick Jr., Mike Stern, Richie Cole, Tommy Talton, Dave Valentin, Anthony Jackson, Dan Penn, David Liebman, Eartha Kitt, Rick Hall, Peter Bernstein, The Fifth Dimension, Herbie Mann, Petula Clarke, Gregory Hutchinson, Tabou Combo, The Platters, Little Milton, Marilyn McCoo, Phyllis Diller, Jimmy Hall, Clarence Carter, Russell Malone, Bonnie Bramlett, Billy Swann, Randy Brecker & many more. All of their CDs are released internationally on Summit Records & distributed by Allegro Corporation.

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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 Instrument

Trumpet

Clinic/Workshop Information

We 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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