Steve Watts

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Steve Watts performing at Fleet Jazz Club

STEVE WATTS has been playing jazz on the British scene for over 25 years.  Whilst studying classical double bass at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Steve discovered jazz and left immediately.  He has worked with many musicians of international stature, including: Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, Julian Arguelles, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzman, Jim Mullen, Joe Lovano, Kirk Lightsey, Richard Rodney Bennett, Thomas Stonen, Peter Erskine, Norma Winstone, Gordon Beck, Phil Woods, Bobby Wellins and Adam Nussbaum.  In the late 80’s he was a member of Loose Tubes, has remained closely associated with many of its leading figures and plays with them still.  His wonderful bass playing has always underpinned these groups with unwavering strength.

He is a committed educator and currently teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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