Jeff “Tain” Watts

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Jeff Tain Watts at Cape May Jazz Festival
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John Beasley, Scott Colley and Jeff "Tain" Watts at 2011 Cape May Jazz Festival
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Jeff "Tain" Watts and Robert Hurst at 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival
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Jeff Watts, the drummer they call "Tain," spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal attention.
Jeff initially majored in classical percussion at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where he was primarily a timpanist, followed by enrollment at the Berklee School of Music. Jeff joined the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981 and proceeded to win three Grammy Awards with the ensemble 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, Harry Connick Jr, and Ravi Coltrane.

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Articles on Jeff “Tain” Watts

08/28/15    Albums    By Colin Fleming

Blue, Vol. 1
Jeff "Tain" Watts

11/08/11    Before & After    By Bill Milkowski

Tyshawn Sorey Takes the Before & After Challenge

05/29/11    Albums    By Bill Milkowski

Family
Jeff "Tain" Watts

05/29/11    Albums    By Bill Milkowski

Family
Jeff "Tain" Watts

05/27/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Herbie Hancock Celebrates 70th with New Album & Special Concert

12/17/09    Concerts    By Lee Mergner

Cape May Jazz Festival - Fall

April 2009    Albums    By George Varga

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Jeff “Tain” Watts

03/16/09    Albums    By theodorusrex

Jeff "Tain" Watts

December 2008    News    By George Varga

Jazz for Obama: Democratic Jazz Party

March 2008    Farewells    By Jeff "Tain" Watts

Max Roach (1.10.24 – 8.16.07)

November 2007    At Home    By David French

Jeff “Tain” Watts

November 2007    Features    By Josef Woodard

Do The Write Thing: Drummer-Composers Trade Their Sticks for Pens

September 2007    Albums    By Forrest Dylan Bryant

Folk’s Songs
Tain & the Ebonix

June 2004    Albums    By Ron Wynn

Megawatts
Jeff "Tain" Watts

September 2002    Albums    By Bill Milkowski

Bar Talk
Jeff "Tain" Watts

May 2001    Albums    By David Franklin

Almost Twilight
David Kikoski with John Patitucci and Jeff 'Tain' Watts

November 1999    Features    By Bill Milkowski

Jeff “Tain” Watts: The Reign of “Tain”

May 1998    Briefs    By Owen Cordle

Simply Music
Joey Calderazzo/Jeff "Tain" Watts/Sylvain Gagnon

Albums

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Bar Talk

Columbia Jazz
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Megawatts

Sunnyside

Detained at the Blue Note

Half Note Records
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Almost Twilight

Criss Cross Jazz
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Folk’s Songs

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Simply Music

Lost Chart
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Watts

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Family

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