Jim Watson is a freelance Pianist, Keyboardist Composer and Improviser. He studied at Leeds College of Music (BA Hons) then at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He is currently working with internationally reknown drummer Manu Katche and his recent work includes Sting, Katie Melua, Richard Bona, Raul Midon, Zero 7, Incognito, Meshell Ndegeocello amongst others..
Just One Of Those Things (Dancing Rhino LZDR 002)
‘……..pianist Jim Watson is the kind of accompanist that singers dream about.’
Review Manu Katche at Ronnie Scott’s Club
Watson, a pillar of strength playing both bass and chordal roles with workmanlike efficiency, was the first to draw soloistic blood; finally let off the leash some 45 minutes into the set, firing off the most heated solo of the night with a volcanic surge from his Hammond. The drummer’s resulting Cheshire cat-sized smile said it all: this is why he’s really here.