The Bobby Watson Quartet
Will Bring the New York City Jazz Scene to Buffalo
The New York City jazz scene will pay a visit to Downtown Buffalo with a special performance by The Bobby Watson Quartet, featuring world-renowned jazz musicians:
Bobby Watson - Saxophone Curtis Lundy - Bass; Winard Harper - Drums and Ben Rosenblum - Piano.
A CD release and debut music from highly acclaimed Made In America collection will take place on Saturday, May 20 with Conversationat 7:15 p.m. and a Concert at 8 p.m. atThe Sanctuary, SENSES Wellness Center, 360 Genesee Street -
Tickets are$40. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are available at:
Ananse Ntontan - 394 Genesee Street
Hours: 1 PM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Saturday
Or call (716) 491-0994
The Bobby Watson Quartet captivates audiences worldwide with their extensive experience, enthusiasm and exquisite style.
Saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, KS. He 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. The group, created in 1955 by late legendary drummer who died in 1990, showcased a rotating cast of players, many who, like Watson, would go on to have substantial careers as bandleaders in their own right. The Jazz Messengers – frequently referred to as the "University of Blakey" – served as the ultimate "postgraduate school" for ambitious young players.
Along the way he has been a vital artistic voice working with Max Roach, Louis Hayes, George Coleman, Sam Rivers, Branford and Wynton Marsalis as well as vocalists like Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Lou Rawls, Better Carter, and Carmen Lundy. He also formed his own influential band, Horizon, considered one of the essential small groups of the past 30 years. Bassist Curtis Lundy was also member of that ensemble.