Bobby Watson

Mount Vernon Country Club
10:17 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Bobby Watson and Horizon

  On Thursday, February 27th, alto saxophonist, Bobby Watson and Horizon will return to the Mount Vernon stage.  This All-Star band first performed at Mount Vernon in 1988 and again in 1999.  This year, the group is embarking on their 30th Anniversary Tour.   In 1983, having recently ended a four year stint as musical director with the late great Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers, Watson conceived of his own small group that would advance his musical ideas in a more modern, hard hitting, post-bop sound.

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January 2014 CD of the Month
1:58 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

January 2014's CD of the Month

The most recent release by Bobby Watson is an inspired tribute to the theme that inspired it. Bobby Watson and the "I Have a Dream Project", Check Cashing Day,  honors the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s I Have a Dream speech.

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Arts and Culture
11:27 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Sax man Bobby Watson on MLK: Check Cashing Day

A disc now residing in the KUVO library of current releases is Check Cashing Day, by saxophonist Bobby Watson and the "I Have a Dream Project."

The title comes from the first half of the "I Have a Dream" speech, in which Dr. King pointed out the 100 year lag from the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington in 1963. "We've come to cash a check," King said.

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