Bobby Watson & Horizon
Thursday, December 12, 2013
7:30pm | Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Cover: Fri, Sun, $40; Sat, $45
Student: Fri, Sun, $20; Sat, $25 (with valid I.D.)
With Bobby Watson, alto saxophone; Victor Lewis, drums; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Edward Simon, piano; and Essiet Essiet, bass
Saxophonist Bobby Watson began his career with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, later becoming the musical director of the group. He founded Horizon in the early 1990s, building on Art Blakey’s hard-bop sound and adding a modern twist. After an eight-year hiatus, the group reunited to produce 2004’s Horizon Reassembled, and today the quintet has grown into an all-star ensemble, whose members have used their time to form new groups, play as leaders, and tour internationally. Boasting a collective sound that is both improvisational and expressive, Bobby Watson and Horizon reconnect at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with a renewed sense of energy and commitment to their music.