Andy Watts Quartet

Biography Andy Watts Quartet

Andy Watts Quartet
Formed in London, from a set of musicians from all over the world, the Andy Watts Quartet are thrilled to be releasing their debut album ‘Otherwise Fine’ on the 1st of March 2017.

Andy Watts (trumpet, flugelhorn, composer) moved to London from New Zealand in 2007, and has been a firm fixture on the jazz and session scenes ever since. He has appeared on albums from local groups 6 Day Riot and Running Club, as well as 2 albums and 2 EPs with London Afrobeat Collective, which he co-formed in 2008. 2016 has been a creative and productive year for Andy. In addition to Otherwise Fine, he has recorded and released another album with his country group the Blue Mountain Rockers, entitled Turn The Lights Out.

Returning to New Zealand for the first time since he moved away, Andy will bring his compositions and arrangements to CJC on the 1st of March. This performance will feature some of the great musicians Andy studied with at Auckland University, and began his career with in New Zealand in the early 2000’s. The Auckland quartet will feature: Ben White (guitar), Jo Shum (bass) and Adam Tobeck (drums), and promises to be a night of exciting music, from a reunited quartet that have all developed greatly over the years since they last played together!

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