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Keyboardist Alan Watson Dies

Alan Watson

Keyboardist Alan Watson, who played during his nearly four-decade career with such musicians as Regina Belle, Terence Blanchard (who was once his roommate), Frank Lacy, Louis Hayes, Bobby Watson, Kenny Garrett, Lewis Nash, Cassandra Wilson and others, died March 20 of unspecified causes. He was 54 and had been living for the past 15 years in Roanoke, Va., where he performed with singer Jane Powell and others.

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