Jazz trumpeter Ken Watters lives in Huntsville, AL & performs all over the world regularly.
Born & raised in Huntsville, Alabama, trumpeter Ken Watters is a Jupiter Performing Artist/Clinician, a Summit Records Recording Artist (with 6 CDs released to-date on the label) & a SESAC-affiliated jazz composer.
Ken regularly performs all over North, Central & South America, Italy, France, Holland, Spain, French-speaking Africa, Japan & all throughout the Caribbean.
His newest musical venture is a sextet co-led with vocalist Ingrid Felts called Watters/Felts Project. Members include Keith Taylor (piano / keys), Abe Becker (upright & electric bass), Darrell Tibbs (percussion), Marcus Pope (drums), Ken Watters (trumpet / flugelhorn) & Ingrid Felts (vocals). Their self-titled debut CD was released internationally on Summit Records on March 11, 2014.
Ken currently makes his home in Huntsville, Alabama (USA).
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because It's the most envelope-pushing music in existence - there is no creative "ceiling."
I was first exposed to jazz In 7th grade.
The best show I ever attended was Astral Project - Live at Funky Butt (New Orleans).
The first jazz record I bought was Louis Bellson Explosion.
My advice to new listeners: Keep an open mind & try to listen to the music as if it's the soundtrack for your life.
- Kurt Rosenwinkel - Deep Song
- Jacques Schwarz-Bart - Sone' Ka La
- " " - Abyss
- Miles Davis - Sorcerer
- Rickie Lee Jones - The Magazine
- Kenny Wheeler - Music for Small & Large Ensembles
- Kassav' - All U Need is Zouk
- Wyclef Jean - Welcome to Haiti Creole 101
- Jocelyne Beroard - Madousinay
- Riyel - Riyel
- Chris Potter - Song For Anyone