PARK HIGH MUSIC DEPT HOSTS INTERNATIONAL ARTSTS TREVOR WATTS & JAMIE HARRIS
As part of their North American tour, internationally renowned saxophonist Trevor Watts and percussionist Jamie Harris will perform at THE ATTIC on Thursday, Nov. 9. The Park High Jazz Ensemble, and a jazz/poetry set by local poet and performer Marc Beaudin, Park High band leader and percussionist Garrett Stannard, and friends will open the show. Watts and Harris will also offer master classes that afternoon which are free and open to the public.
Watts is a founder of the iconic, London-based, Spontaneous Music Ensemble and of The Drum Orchestra which consisted mostly of musicians from Ghana and toured the world in a collaboration with Venezuela’s Teatro Negro de Barlovento. He is featured in “Jazz Brittanica” (a BBC4 film on British jazz and improvised music, and he is listed in the Who’s Who in the World of Music dictionary.
Harris has toured the world with Trevor Watts and the Celebration Band. In 2003, Watts and Harris began performing as a duo, taking this project to Mongolia, USA/Canada, Mexico, The Dominican Republic and Brazil among other locations. Since July 2021, Watts, Veryan Weston and Harris formed the group “Eternal Triangle,” which has played concerts all over the UK and EU performing Trevor’s compositions. In October 2022, Harris began improvising danceable funk jazz with Trevor Watts and Mark Hewins in the group JaMaTre.
FREE CLASSES AT THE ATTIC 110 N. MAIN – No advance sign-up necessary 4-4:45 PM “Percussion Master Class & Q&A with Jamie Harris” 4:45-5:30 PM :“Saxophone & Improvisation Master Class & Q&A with Trevor Watts,”
PERFORMANCE AT THE ATTIC 110 N. MAIN 7:30 pm Doors Open 8:00 pm Park High Jazz Ensemble followed by jazz set/poetry by Beaudin & Stannard 9pm Watts and Harris
Suggested donation of $20 is recommended; all proceeds benefit Park High Music Dept. Tickets are available at Whiskey Creek or online at theatticmontana.com