"An amazing talent."
- Theron Brown (Christian McBride, Joe Lovano)
"Warm, clear, and inviting tone....His calm and mature musical demeanor make him a guitarist to keep an eye out for in the coming years.
- John Hart (Maria Schneider, Jack McDuff, Chris Potter)
Tim Watson, 22, is a guitarist, producer, and composer based in Miami, Florida. He has experience working in several musical styes, including jazz, indie pop, 'contemporary classical', and free improvisation.
His work in the jazz and creative music world includes performances with Ignacio Berroa, Maria Schneider, Armando Gola, Ingrid Jensen, Christian McBride, and Noah Preminger, as well as recordings with Alison Miller, Tony Scherr, Jason Palmer, Shelly Berg, and Carmen Staaf. He has performed across the US and abroad in Germany, Canada, Suriname, Italy, and Costa Rica.
Watson has studied improvisation with John Hart, Ben Monder, Kris Davis, Brian Lynch, Tony Malaby, Martin Bejerano and Drew Gress. He has studied rhythm with Dafnis Prieto, composition with Oren Boneh and Carnatic rhythm and Konnakol with Anantha R. Krishnan.
Watson is currently a graduate teaching assistant at the Frost School of Music. During his undergraduate at Frost, he was a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the Stamps Jazz Quintet. He attended School for Improvisational Music's summer intensive in 2018 and JAS Academy in Aspen, Colorado in 2019.
Watson has taught students across many ages all over the world, including clinics at Berkeley High School, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, the Conservatorio de Musica Pescara in Italy, in Suriname, South America, and with the Beantown Swing Orchestra, where he is a regular big band instructor.