Steve Watts    Bass      (photo by   Peter Saunders)

Steve Watts Bass (photo by Peter Saunders)

STEVE WATTS

Bass

Steve has been working on the European Jazz scene for over 25 years and has played and recorded with many musicians of international stature, including Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Julian Arguelles, Mike Walker, Joe Lovano, Peter Erskine, Kirk Lightsey, Adam Nussbaum, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett and many more.

He was a member of the influential big band Loose Tubes and has remained closely associated with many of its leading figures. Live work has taken him all over the world, with appearances at many of the world’s leading venues and jazz festivals. In addition to his numerous recordings, he has taken part in many broadcasts for radio and television in Britain and abroad and his playing can be heard on the soundtracks of numerous films.

He is a committed educator and is currently Professor of  Bass at the Guildhall School of Music and Trinity College of Music and is a member of staff of the National Youth Jazz Collective.