Welcome to the exclusive online viewing of legendary musicians Curtis Lundy and Bobby Watson!
A saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kan. He trained formally at the University of Miami, a school with a distinguished and well-respected jazz program. After graduating, he proceeded to earn his “doctorate” – on the bandstand – as musical director of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The group, created in 1955 by late legendary drummer who died in 1990, showcased a rotating cast of players, many who, like Watson, would go on to have substantial careers as bandleaders in their own right. The Jazz Messengers – frequently referred to as the “University of Blakey” – served as the ultimate “postgraduate school” for ambitious young players.
This is a private viewing of Watson’s performance at The Velvet Note in August of 2019, to be shown on YouTube. Once your viewing fee has been received, we will send the exclusive private YouTube livestream link to you via email. Want to make an extra donation to help our club? Go to http://thevelvetnote.com/donate