Jeff "Tain" Watts Blue Release Show

Sat, June 6, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$20 Advanced - $25 Day of Show

Tickets at the Door

There is a $20 food/drink minimum

Jeff "Tain" Watts Blue Release Show
Jeff "Tain" Watts Blue Release Show
Jeff Watts, the drummer they call "Tain" spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal attention.
Initially majoring in classical percussion at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, Jeff then enrolled at the Berklee School of Music before joining the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981. The ensemble proceeded to win three Grammy Awards for Black Codes From The Underground, J Mood and Marsalis Standard Time - Volume 1. Watts left Wynton Marsalis in 1988. After working with George Benson, Harry Connick. Jr. and McCoy Tyner, he joined the Branford Marsalis Quartet in 1989, winning Grammy's for I Heard You Twice the First Time and Contemporary Jazz.
In the film and television industry Jeff has appeared as both a musician on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and as an actor, Rhythm Jones in Spike Lee’s "Mo Better Blues". Jeff joined Kenny Garrett's band after returning to New York in 1995 and continued to record and tour with Branford Marsalis as well as Danilo Perez, Michael Brecker, Betty Carter, Kenny Kirkland, Courtney Pine, Geri Allen, Alice Coltrane, Greg Osby, McCoy Tyner, Steve Coleman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba Fort Apache and Ravi Coltrane.

This performance will celebrate the release of BLUE, Tain's 8th album as a leader. Out via Dark Key Music June 2nd, 2015.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016