AUSTIN, TEXAS October 29, 2008 Musicians and brothers, Harry and Ken Watters, have signed on as artists and clinicians for Jupiter. Playing the trombone and trumpet, respectively, the Watters brothers are key educators who will provide clinics at schools and universities with a portion of their fee paid by Jupiter through the artist program. They are frequently asked to perform guest solos with ensembles, including winds, jazz, and orchestra.
It is truly an honor to be a member of the Jupiter team, said Harry Watters. Jupiter's commitment to quality, attention to detail and ongoing support of music education is inspiring and truly extraordinary in today's rapidly changing market."
The Watters brothers are active performers across the United States and internationally. Harry Watters is a member of the Jazz Faculty at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He performs with The U.S. Army Brass Quintet and The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, both in Washington, DC. Harry plays a XO Model 1032L trombone.
Ken currently performs with the Natalie Cole Band and the French Caribbean band, Tabou Combo. He is also a member of the house horn section for legendary producer Dallas Austin's Atlanta-based production studios, where he has recorded for Natalie Cole, Kelis, TLC & a host of other major R&B / rap artists from around the world. Ken stays active as a freelance jazz, commercial & classical trumpeter. Ken now mainly plays an XO Model 1604 (large bore) Jupiter trumpet (in addition to his Spada BJ Series Bb trumpet, Stomvi piccolo trumpet & Yamaha Flugel).
Both Ken and Harry are Summit recording artists. Harry is a BMI affiliate & Ken is with SESAC.