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Michael Watson

Hailing from Canton, OH, Michael Watson was born into a family of musicians and began playing trombone at a young age. He has since pursued his career as a musician wholeheartedly throughout high school and college, enjoying many accolades as a superior performer. After his active duty in the Marines brought him to New Orleans post-Katrina, his career has exploded, and he now performs with several bands throughout the city. He is a prolific performer whose trombone can hardly keep up with his lightning arm power and impressive chops. He can be found at vary venues downtown and on Frenchmen St, including the Maison, Balcony Music Club, Irvin Mayfields Jazz Playhouse and more.Biography: Michael Watson was raised in Canton, OH, born into a family of music aficionados in 1985. He first discovered his love of music and his instrument as he played around with the slide of the trombone as a youngster, officially in 1994. Hes played in four All-State Jazz Bands, the Grammy Jazz Ensemble, which included top high school students in the world at the 2003 Grammy Awards Party as well as the Tri-C All Star Jazz Band at the Tri-C Jazz Festival.He has continued honing his craft by pursuing Jazz Studies degrees at Cuyahoga Community College and the University of New Orleans. After joining the marines in 2006, his call of duty brought him to New Orleans the summer after Katrina, where he quickly assimilated into the local music scene as a highly skilled and sought-out trombonist. He has since completed his active duty services and spends his time performing throughout the city and traveling the world with several bands, including jazz ensembles, brass bands, and more.
January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017
The Little Gem Saloon 445 S. Rampart Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70122 United States
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