Bobby Watson Quartet
Saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and trained formally at the University of Miami, a school with a distinguished and well-respected jazz program. After graduating, he proceeded to earn his "doctorate" on the bandstand as musical director of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.
After completing a four-year-plus Jazz Messengers tenure (1977-1981), he became a much-sought after musician, working along the way with a potpourri of notables. Later, in association with bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Victor Lewis, Watson launched the first edition of Horizon, an acoustic quintet modeled in many ways after the Jazz Messengers but one with its own distinct, slightly more modern twist.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium on the campus of SUNY Schenectady (View)
78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12305
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