The Sugar Club in Dublin braces itself for the arrival on the 8th May of one of jazz’s greatest tenor saxophonists – Ernie Watts. Leading his European quartet of fifteen years standing, Watts, pianist Christof Saenger
and The Rolling Stones, to name just a few of the artists who have called on Watts.
A two-time Grammy winner, Watts was the recipient in March 2014 of the prestigious Frankfurt Music Prize, an award that recognizes Watts’ outstanding contribution to music.
Some of Watts’ best music has come in the past decade since he and his wife Patricia Watts set up Flying Dolphin Records. Analog Man (Flying Dolphin Records, 2007) won the Independent Music Awards Best Jazz Album in 2008, and the follow-up, Oasis (Flying Dolphin Records, 2011) raised the bar further still.
There are few more exhilarating sounds in jazz than hearing Watts tear loose on his tenor saxophone. His appearance at the Sugar Club is made possible by Teddy D Promotions and is a rare chance for Dublin jazz fans to witness this modern jazz great.
Support is provided by singer Suzanne Savage and up-and-coming guitarist Julien Colarossi