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).
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.
“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
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"