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Dave Watts

Jazz (Bass)

Dave Watts

Jazz (Bass)

      Dave Watts has played with international jazz stars such as Donny McCaslin, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Wheeler, Houston Pearson, Joel Frahm and Adam Rogers. Dave has also collaborated with many of Canada’s and Quebec’s top jazz musicians, including Julie Lamontagne, Ranee Lee, Bernard Primeau, Nicole Martin, Bruno Pelletier, Hugh Fraser and PJ Perry, and has toured Canada, France, Mexico and Asia. He can be heard on over 15 albums, two of which won Opus Awards and one was nominated for a Juno Award. Recently, Dave released his debut album on the Effendi Jazz Label called “Will it Rain?”. Peter Hum, from the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, named it one of his top ten picks for Canadian 2010 jazz albums of the year.

 Dave Watts est illustré aux côtés de musiciens de renommée internationale — Donny McCaslin, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Wheeler, Houston Pearson, Joel Frahm, Adam Rogers — et de nombreux artistes québécois et canadiens —Julie Lamontagne, Ranee Lee, Bernard Primeau, Nicole Martin, Bruno Pelletier, Hugh Fraser, PJ Perry. En tournée, il s’est produit au Canada, en France, au Mexique et en Asie. On peut l’entendre sur une quinzaine d’albums, don’t deux qui ont remporté un prix Opus et un qui a obtenu une nomination pour un prix Juno. En 2010, Dave a lancé Will it Rain?, son premier album en tant que leader sur l’étiquette Effendi, que Peter Hum, de l’Ottawa Citizen, a inscrit à son palmarès des dix meilleurs albums de jazz canadien de l’année.

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