Bobby Watson

Happy Video Network

It sounds like the musical lineup for a major jazz festival: the Herbie Hancock group, Chick Corea’s Elektric Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Bobby Watson’s All-Star Quartet and Kansas City Jump Band and Eliane Elias. Well, there is no festival in Denver this week, but all of these players are on tap here over the coming seven days.            

Bobby Watson: "I Love Playing for Dancers"

Aug 8, 2017

You better bring your dancing shoes to Live at the Vineyards 2017. In an interview with Susan Gatschet at KUVO, Bobby Watson reminisces on his years playing at the Rainbow Room in front of a giant dance floor. Let's show Watson that Denver knows how to groove at the biggest party of the year!

Bobby Watson on the Kansas City Music Scene

Aug 3, 2017
John Abbott

Susan Gatschet caught up with Bobby Watson in advance of his performance at Live at the Vineyards on August 12. Watson talked about the great group of musicians he's bringing with him from Kansas City. Watson and Gatschet discussed why people say that "America's music grew up in Kansas City" and the fabulous artists that came out of that scene. Watson promises to bring swing, jump, modern tunes, and ballads to Denver.

Smoke Sessions Records

Bobby Watson is one of the most accomplished saxophonists and educators of the last 40 years, rightfully so, because Bobby was born and raised in one of the most fertile and important areas for jazz in the US, Kansas City. After graduating from the University of Miami in 1975, attending at the same time as Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorious, he relocated to NY and rapidly became the music director of the prestigious Art Blakely and the Jazz Messengers, a position he held until 1981 when he left to form his own band, Horizon.

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for April 16th

Apr 16, 2015

Jazz Notes 4-16-2015   By Norman Provizer