Drummer Andy Watson can power a big band like the New York Nine Nonet or drive the smaller ensembles of greats like Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, and Tom Harrell. He's also lent his talents in the studio, enlivening the recordings of Jim Hall, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Larry Goldings, and many more. He'll be playing with future jazz stars when he joins Eastman School of Music students for a night at the Eastman Jazz Café.
Eastman Jazz Café with Andy Watson takes place Friday, February 20, at the Sproull Atrium in the Miller Center, 25 Gibbs Street. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. 274-1100; esm.rochester.edu.