Jeff "Tain" Watts
Jeff "Tain" Watts came to fame as drummer with the early Wynton Marsalis band. He has been greatly in demand ever since, playing and recording with such musicians as Geri Allen, Ricky Ford, Robin Eubanks, Betty Carter, McCoy Tyner, Gary Thomas, and Branford Marsalis, among others.
He made his debut as a leader for the Sunnyside label in 1991 and joined the Tonight Show Band when Branford Marsalis became its director. Jeff Watts is both a virtuosic and a subtle drummer who is versatile enough to fit into many settings. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide