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J.Watts Artist Biography

      Tejano Trumpet Artist and owner of Greater Houston Brass Choir, Jennifer Watts, introduce a harmonious sound with a unique melody structure through her music. The “Greater Houston Brass Choir,” is made of two trumpets, one French horn, a trombone and one tuba. This business offered her the privilege of performing for Vice President Mike Pence of United States of America, Congressman Ted Poe and with award winner composer Nathan Felix. Watts also started a Tejano/Cumbia horn section with two trumpets, one saxophone and one trombone.

     Watts has over a decade of experience in this industry. And, she wants to share her grand musical gift to the Houston area as much as she can in the “Space City,” extending to Galveston Bay. She has considered the multitude of diversity in Texas, housing the Museum District, Theatre District and grand hub. As for Tejano music any stage where she can bless the audience with her trumpet sound. Her genre also offers Mariachi, Classical, Opera Music, Jazz and more. This includes playing at the Hobby Center, Match-Midtown Arts & Theater Center, Historic Market Square and other exciting centers of music.  

     Growing up Jennifer absorbed these regional styles and drew inspiration from a wide spectrum of genres she came to appreciate. These influences encouraged her to dance on stage with Tejano band, “Tony Guerrero de La Sombra.”  Eventually different people in her family recognized her talents right away, and one in particular, George Martinez, who was the sound engineer from “La Mafia, who she look up and always let her hangout backstage. George would let Jennifer sit in with him while he ran sound. La Mafia was is the legendary Tejano group known to win several Grammy’s. Jennifer sat with many “KQQK Tejano,” DJ’s like Jessika Reyna and Gordy Rodriguez “Boogieman” to name a few. Eventually in Watt’s teenage years another cousin by name of Pete Espinoza, who was with the legendary group La Fiber, who won the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Inductee and other Grammys, influenced her goals to play Tejano music. As she learned and study more about her musical talent, she started playing with a cumbia band called “Kingz1.” It originated from original members Alex & Roy Ramirez of the popular band called “Kumbia Kings.” Kumbia Kings was a cumbia band started by A.B Quintanilla & Cruz Martinez.

        As success has risen for Watt’s, she has performed at the Astros games with the Houston Pride Band, Hobby Center Theater, and more which fulfilled her dream of playing for bigger stages. Watts has share the stage with a few Tejano/Cumbia artists like Peter Espinoza, Magali Delarosa, Carlos Maldonado y Group Fuerte and DJ Kane to name a few. Watts also has performed at Fanfair which is a very popular Tejano music festival.

       Watts is also now for giving back by maintaining a nonprofit organization called Semper Fi Three, where she plays Taps for Marine Corps Funeral Details. Soon thereafter, she accomplished another vision of becoming a music educator. This part of her life took on a role of its own as her destiny. And, she enrolled in college to develop the credentials she needed for it. This then accompanied a new business called “Making Music.” As a freelance music teacher she offered Trumpet, Piano, French Horn, and Trombone lessons, along with Music Theory.

      Even though Watts accomplished many significant roles in her life, she still had other progressions that she developed. Many of her inspirations encouraged her to publish a trumpet book called “Trumpet 101,” subtitled The Music Diary. Now as Jennifer is networking her way around the Tejano music industry, she will continue her music career with more endeavors, including an inspiring development that will grace any studio or stage in her future. Jennifer also writes “Horn Charts,” few Tejano/Cumbia artists in the industry.

 

I was featured in an article called " OutSmart Magazine." Here is the article if you would like to read it. 

http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/2018/08/out-houston-artist-jenny-watts-wants-girls-to-know-the-trumpet-isnt-just-for-boys/

Jennifer Watts is now a Trumpet Artist for B.A.C Musical Instruments "Best American Craftsmen." You may find out more about these instruments by going to their website http://www.coolisbac.com

Jennifer is also sponsored by

Tejano Music Center: .http://Tejanomusic.com

Monica's Foto Houston: http://monicasfotohouston.com

 

 
 
 

Published

Trumpet Book: "Trumpet 101"

 
Practice Book: "The Music Diary"