Ken Watters

My XO 1602 (medium-large) trumpet is by far the most responsive trumpet I have ever owned. Plays perfectly in-tune with itself & is extremely well-voiced in terms of evenness throughout all registers. My 1646 Rosebrass flugelhorn is equally in-tune & well-voiced in all registers. It has an incredibly warm tone in all registers.
Ken Watters


Trumpeter Ken Watters is a Summit Records artist with 8 CDs to-date released internationally on the label, 7 of which spent significant time in the top 50 on the US & international jazz charts. He is a Jupiter/XO Professional Brass Artist, a SESAC-Affiliated Jazz Composer & a Facet Mutes Artist.

Also a member of the renowned Muscle Shoals Horns, he has recorded, performed and/or toured with many musical icons of all styles, including Frank Sinatra,  Carlos Santana, Cee-Lo Green, Natalie Cole, Wyclef Jean, Gregg Allman, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Isbell, Harry Connick Jr, Kelis, Marc Anthony, Ravi Coltrane, Ramsey Lewis, Herbie Mann, Eartha Kitt, Deborah Allen, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Mike Stern, Dave Valentine, Peter Schikile (AKA PDQ Bach), Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Anthony Jackson, Christian McBride, Mundell Lowe, Dan Gottlieb, Slide Hampton & many others.

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