Andy Watson

Andy Watson, drums

Andy Watson


Andy Watson has been a fixture on the New York jazz scene for over two decades. He has performed and recorded with an impressive list of artists and groups, including: Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bill Frisell, Benny Golson, Jim Hall, Tom Harrell, Jon Hendricks, Woody Herman, Joe Lovano, Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland, James Moody, Marvin Stamm, Mike Stern, Lew Tabackin and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

As a member of Jim Hall’s trio, Andy played on the critically acclaimed recording, “Dialogues “. All About Jazz magazine called his performance on David Bixler’s “Call It A Good Deal” “one of the top ten for 2006”. Other notable recordings include Jon Hendricks’ “Boppin’ at the Blue Note,” Toshiko Akiyoshi’s “Hiroshima: Rising from the Abyss,” Jim Hall’s “Downbeat Critic’s Choice”, The Westchester Jazz Orchestra's "Maiden Voyage Suite" and the Telarc compilations “Jazz: Live from New York,” and “Triple Play: Live From the Blue Note.”

Watson has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America, appearing at many of the major festivals: Monterey Jazz Festival, Ravinia, JVC New York, Playboy Jazz Fest, JVC Saratoga, Zurich Jazz Festival, and the Vienna Jazz Festival.