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Ken Watters

Trumpeter Ken Watters has performed, toured and/or recorded with Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Cee-Lo, Wyclef Jean, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, John Abercrombie, Clarence Carter, Terry Gibbs, Kelis, Ravi Coltrane, Mingus Big Band, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Buddy Miles, The Vanguard Orchestra (Village Vanguard, NYC), Bill Goodwin, Danny Gottlieb, Roger Hawkins, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Russell Malone, Fred Wesley, Roland Vazquez, Mike Stern, Richie Cole, Dave Valentin, Anthony Jackson, Dan Penn, Steel Pulse, David Liebman, Eartha Kitt, Bonnie Bramlett, Peter Bernstein, Gregg Allman, The Fifth Dimension, Herbie Mann, Petula Clarke, Ralph Boncy, Gregory Hutchinson, Tabou Combo, Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith, Tommy Talton (Cowboy & Allman Brothers) David Holland, Steve Coleman, The Manhattans, The Platters, Chris Potter, Marilyn McCoo, Jeff Hirschfield, Phyllis Diller (yeah, you read that right — Phyllis Diller), Larry Goldings & many more icons of the music world.

Ken is a Jupiter/XO Brass Artist, a SESAC affiliated jazz composer & a Summit recording artist with six CDs to date released internationally on the label (all of which spent time in the top 50 on the US jazz charts).

Watters attended the University of North Texas, Manhattan School of Music, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy & has been an adjuct jazz faculty member at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.