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J.Watts Artist Biography

Tejano Trumpet Artist and owner of Greater Houston Brass Choir, Jennifer Watts

Has a very pleasing harmonious, structure melody trumpet player with harmonized vision. Deliver a big musical tone.

Houston the “Space City” is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. Houston is the most diverse city in Texas with Museum District, Theater District, Music and much more. Houston is very diverse in its music, rich musical. Music from Tejano, Mariachi, County, Rock to Opera Music, Jazz and much more; from playing at the House of Blues, Miller Outdoor, Hobby Center, Houston Grand Opera, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and much more. Growing up Jennifer absorbed these regional styles and drew inspiration from a wide spectrum of additional genres from Tejano to Mariachi; 80s to oldies; Musical to Jazz. These influences would be distilled into her playing.


Since the age of eight, Jennifer has danced on stage with Tejano band “Tony Guerrero de La Sombra”; was influenced by her cousin George Martinez who is the sound engineer from “La Mafia”; La Mafia is a legendary Tejano group that has won several Grammy’s,  sat with many “KQQK Tejano” radio DJ’s from the 80’s & 90’s. As Jennifer got older she would soon be influenced by her other Cousin Pete Espinoza who was the front man of the legendary group La Fiebre. He was name Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Inductee and has won a few Grammy’s. Jennifer has now put all her influences and playing into her Tejano trumpet playing. As Jennifer learn and study more about trumpet playing. She soon started playing with a Cumbia band called “Kingz1” this band was started from original members of the legendary band called “Kumbia Kings.”

Jennifer has performed at the Astros games with the Houston Pride Band, Hobby Center Theater, Fanfair and much more. Jenifer dreams of playing in bigger stages. Jennifer is also part of a nonprofit organization Semper Fi Three where she plays Taps for Marine Corps Funeral Details.

Later in the years Jennifer has had a vision of becoming a music educator. The vision of becoming a music educator would be her destiny, Jennifer enrolled in college. She also started a music business called “Making Music,” as a freelance music teacher giving Trumpet, Piano, French Horn, Trombone lessons and Music Theory. She dreams of one day to open her own studio soon to give music lessons in a studio she can call her own.

Late on in life Jennifer started a brass band called “Greater Houston Brass Choir,” who got to perform for the Vice President Mike Pence of United States of America and Congressman Ted Poe. The Greater Houston Brass Choir also performed for Nathan Felix who a famous composer "6-Pianos in Surround Sounds," by Nathan Felix “Nathan Felix was nominated for an award for a few of his piano pieces."The Greater Houston Brass Choir is a band made of two trumpets, one french horn, one trombone and one tuba.

Jennifer has also published a trumpet book called “Trumpet 101;” a practice book log called “The Music Diary.”

Emerging trumpet player, she didn’t wait to be found. In Texas, she learns to network herself. She started playing in different churches and from there join different bands/Orchestras “Pearland Community Band, Houston Pride Band, Houston Civic Symphony, The Billie Ledbetter Jazz Orchestra, Tejano Artist Pete Espinoza, Tejano Artist Magali Delarosa and Kingz1,” just to name a few.

Now as Jennifer is networking her way around the Tejano music industry, not only does she play trumpet but she was part of the new Tejano radio station "Tejano Y Mas 101.7fm and 1540am." back in 2018-2019.  She also has a few YouTube/Facebook views/fans and plans to keep the trumpet music going.


Influences; La Sombra de Tony Guerrero who was a good friend of the family, her cousin Pete Espinoza was the front man/lead singer for La Fiebre and her cousin George Martinez  the Sound Manager for La Mafia, Shelly Lares, Juan Gabriel, Ana Gabriel, Gloria Estefan, Kiku Colins, and Alison Balsom. She got to meet a lot of Tejano artist as a kid, always backstage and watching her cousin’s singing or doing sounds. She saw how much fun it look and wanted to be just like them.

She started learning piano at the age of eight then from there learn trumpet, guitar, organ, handbells from church, singing alto from the church choir, french horn helping out at band camp for kids, percussion and much more.

“I want to show that girls can do music also, that not only guys can play trumpet,” said Jennifer. I have goals, to open my own music studio where I give music lessons of all kinds to anyone who wants to learn rather you are 4 years old to 99 to bring Tejano music back and much more. I hope I can teach, touch and tell stories thru my music rather it’s in Spanish or English; rather it’s with words or just music notes. I hope my music can motivate someone to give 100 percent to believe.

 

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

 
 
 

Musicography

Published

Trumpet Book: "Trumpet 101"

 
Practice Book: "The Music Diary"