Ernie Watts is a two-time Grammy Award winner and one of the most accomplished saxophone players on the music scene today. He has been featured on over 500 recordings, 20 years with the Tonight Show band and is a five-time recipient of the NARAS "Most Valuable Player Award", including two awards in one year for different instruments - sax and flute.
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Lew Soloff is one of the most famous lead and jazz trumpeters alive. Lew's recording and performance credits read like a "Who's Who". [ view Lew's biography ]
Collectively, Abraham,Ron, Lew and Ernie represent more than 160 years of experience as sidemen and leaders who have played almost every style of music imaginable with almost every artist you could name. Their roots go deep and they set the standard for excellence on their instruments. They are highly respected and "in demand" and, for the most part, could choose to play with whomever they liked. Yet, they choose to make themselves available to help Mr. Blazer pursue his vision through Walking in Beauty at a "discount' to what they charge others for their services. Why?