Bobby Watson, Saxophone

Saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator Bobby Watson, raised in jazz-rich Kansas City, made a
name for himself as the musical director of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, launching a career that kept
his phone ringing for decades and his bags packed for gigs across the map. He has played with the
legends, including Max Roach, Louis Hayes, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Lou Rawls,
Betty Carter and many more. Watson’s classic 1986 release “Love Remains (Red)” has long been
recognized by the Penguin Guide to Jazz as part of the “core collection” any jazz aficionado should own.
His original compositions include music for the soundtrack of Robert DeNiro’s film A Bronx Tale, and a
number of classics that have been interpreted by many of his fellow musicians, including “Time Will
Tell,” “In Case You Missed It,” and “Wheel Within a Wheel.”

Bobby Watson, Saxophone