The James Watson Fund has been fund raising since James’ passing in February of this year. The fund is for young brass players who may not be able to afford certain areas of their studies in these tough economic times, and is aimed to support young players in many different areas from travel, living, instrument, personal promotion and many other costs.
On the 18th of June, at the Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the James Watson Tribute Concert will take place, with the revenues earned going towards the fund. The concert features some big names such as Malcolm McNab, Phillip Cobb, and Derek Watkins.
Here are all of the details:
What? James Watson tribute concert: In aid of the James Watson fund.
Where? Duke’s Hall, The Royal Academy of Music, London.
When? 7:30pm, Saturday the 18th of June, 2011
Malcolm McNab (Hollywood trumpet legend)
Phillip Cobb (Principal trumpet, London Symphony Orch.)
With the “Pete Beachill Big Broadband”, including:
Derek Watkins, trumpet
Pete Beachill, trombone
Tony Fisher, trumpet
John Barclay, trumpet
Andy Greenwood, trumpet
Dave Stewart, trombone
Dave Hartley, Piano
This very special concert celebrates the life of Professor James Watson, Head of Brass at the Royal Academy of Music 2001 – 2011, who died on 6th February, 2011.
If you are anywhere near London on the 18th of June, go along and hear some of the biggest names in the industry, and support this very worthy cause.