Steve Watson is an experienced lecturer and jazz guitarist who has performed all over the world. He was a member of the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band that toured Switzerland, Cyprus, Syria, Jordon, Egypt, and Tunisia and was a member of The Bruce Hornsby Band from 1978-84. After moving to Los Angeles, he became a studio guitarist for television, movies and records. His credits include Hill Street Blues, Magnum P.I., The A-Team, Murder She Wrote, L.A. Law, Simon and Simon, Quantum Leap, Young Guns, Sixteen Candles, and Dragnet. He recorded commercials for Coors, Budweiser, 7-11, Acura, Honda and Toyota.
Watson served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California from 1981-90 and lecturer at the University of Miami in 1977-78. He is president of WatsonWood Music, Inc., director of jazz studies at The Fine Arts Center, an art magnet high school in Greenville, S.C., and a lecturer at Furman. His current band, Watson's Riddle, released a CD on Palmetto Records (Sony) in 2011.
Stan Samole and Joe Diorio
University of Miami (Fla.)