Reggie Watkins - Trombonist, pianist, arranger and composer Reggie Watkins has released three recordings as leader. From 1999 to 2006 he served as trombonist and musical director for trumpeter and band leader Maynard Ferguson and Jason Mraz from 2008 to 2013. Now in addition to leading his own trio with Ava Lintz - bass and David Throckmorton - drums, he is a member of Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band, The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Postmodern Jukebox and a founding member of The Keystone Jazz Collective.
"Reggie Watkins manages to improvise with an originality and creativity avoiding clichés and predictable phrases in an entirely distinctive trombone style." – Hot House Magazine
“Modern jazz for the open-eared, Watkins' agenda is to push the future of jazz..” – Midwest Record