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Reggie Watkins

Trombonist, pianist, arranger and composer Reggie Watkins has released three recordings as leader: A-List (2004), One for Miles, One for Maynard (2010), and Avid Admirer (2016), a tribute to trombonist Jimmy Knepper. From 1999 to 2006 he served as trombonist and musical director for trumpeter and band leader Maynard Ferguson. Now in addition to composing and performing with his trio he is a member of Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band, The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Postmodern Jukebox and a founding member of Steeltown Horns and The Keystone Jazz Collective.

Awards

2003 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition semi-finalist 2006 Wheeling Park High School Honored Alumnus


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"Reggie Watkins manages to improvise with an originality and creativity avoiding clichés and predictable phrases in an entirely distinctive trombone style." – Hot House Magazine

"Reggie Watkins pushes the music of Miles Davis and Maynard Ferguson to new heights!" "A forward thinking release of great depth." - Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com

"REGGIE WATKINS - One for Miles, One for Maynard: The bone man that can play anything with anybody, and has proven it repeatedly, steps up for his first date as a leader in 10 years. To mark the event, he rounds up some other Maynard Ferguson alumni and let's the big band bopping fly

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Primary Instrument

Trombone

Location

Pittsburgh

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

West Virginia Wesleyan Associate Professor of Trombone/Jazz Faculty

Clinic/Workshop Information

Specializing in Clinics for Big Bands focusing on rehearsal techniques, improvisation, and communication.

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Intangible Between

Smoke Sessions Records
2020

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Avid Admirer

BYNK Records
2016

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One for Miles, One...

Corona Music
2014

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A-LIST

Self Produced
2004

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Star Jive

From: A-LIST
By Reggie Watkins

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