Jerry Watts Jr. Interview: Moving to LA as an act of blind faith, his long-term sobriety, working with Andy Summers, John Daversa, Billy Idol, Dave Stewart, Herbie Hancock, Ginger Baker, Keith Emerson, Simon Philipps (w Steve Vai and Paul Gilbert), Mylene Farmer, Dr. John, Andrae Crouch… work ethic, operating out of his comfort zone musically, having greater acceptance and less need to control, swimming, Senegal, Kenya, the beauty of never worrying. Great convo!
Jerry has held down the bottom as a first-call LA session player, for Don Grusin, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Sergio Mendes, Sheryl Crow, Stephen Bishop, Tony Williams, Billy Childs, Bobby Caldwell, Jefferson Starship, Rhiannon, Simon Phillips , Toshi Yanagi and others. He’s also a long-time member of John Daversa and Dan Rosenboom’s bands. Since 2005 he’s been the bass department chair at Los Angeles College of Music
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