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.

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I like to make sure that students have a strong background in improvisation, reading and performing.

Education
M.M.
University of Miami
B.A.
Newberry College
Training Under
Charles Pruitt
Newberry College
Stan Samole
University of Miami
Joe Diorio
University of Miami

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