Dave Watts
LEADER
SIDEMAN
BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Dave moved to Montreal in 1992 to attend McGill University and has called Montreal home ever since. He has collaborated with many of Canada’s top jazz musicians including Jeff Johnston, Greg Ameriault, Julie Lamontagne, Joel Miller, Bernard Primeau, Hugh Fraser, PJ Perry, and has toured Canada, France, Mexico and Asia.

As a sideman he has played on 11 albums with such artists as Bruno Pelletier, Dorothy Berryman, Bernard Primeau, George Evans and Julie Lamontagne. With these groups he has also been nominated for a Juno and has won two Opus Awards. He recently completed a Canada Council project to study with the legendary bassist Rufus Reid and with Johannes Weidenmuller in New York. Currently Dave is touring Quebec with Bruno Pelletier and the “GroszOrchestre,” and recently completed his Masters in Jazz Performance at McGill University.

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