Reggie Watkins founding member of The Keystone Jazz Collective
Trombonist Reggie Watkins has toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson, the
Temptations, and pop artist Jason Mraz. Within the last year, Watkins has worked with the
Orrin Evans Quintet, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Postmodern Jukebox, Ivan Neville’s
Dumpstaphunk and Blood Sweat and Tears. Currently Watkins leads his own groups in the
Pittsburgh area including the Reggie Watkins Quartet, the Steeltown Horns and the newly
formed Keystone Jazz Collective.. Watkins has released three critically acclaimed solo
albums: A-List (2004), One for Miles, One for Maynard (2010), and Avid Admirer (2016), a
tribute to the great trombonist Jimmy Knepper. Watkins has gained a worldwide reputation
for his strong, groove-minded playing.
My Jazz Story
Published on: 2018-06-26
I met Jimmy Knepper after playing with Maynard Ferguson in 2002 in Wheeling West Virginia. I could never have known what the
future had in store during the moments we spent together.