Bobby Watson - Jazz Icon

About Bobby Watson

Prolific saxophonist, composer, and educator Bobby Watson sits among the pantheon of jazz greats. As a bandleader, Watson has released numerous highly acclaimed albums, including Love Remains, Post-Motown Bop, and Tailor Made. He has played alongside Max Roach, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, John Hicks, and many other jazz pioneers. During his years as musical director for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Watson contributed to fourteen recordings — more than anyone else in the group’s storied thirty-five-year history.

Bobby Watson - Jazz Icon

Jazz icon Bobby Watson, in collaboration with JAZZ HOUSE KiDS, presented a special concert in Trinity Church.

To this dynamic and supercharged concert, Watson brings an all-star band including Wallace Roney Jr., trumpet, Orrin Evans, piano, Essiet Okon Essiet, bass, and Victor Jones, drums.


The JAZZ ICONS series at Trinity Church Wall Street presents free Sunday afternoon concerts that feature brilliant, world-renowned practitioners of the jazz tradition. A joint effort between Trinity and JAZZ HOUSE NYC, these concerts are curated by eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and Jazz House Artistic Director CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE and jazz vocalist MELISSA WALKER, president and founder of JAZZ HOUSE KiDS.