Owen Watt
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Biography

Owen Watt is a young, up-and-coming, funk, rock and jazz guitarist based outside of Toronto. A student of Mike Gauthier (McGill University, UdeM) since the age of 14, he actually received his first taste of the blues while performing live on stage with Texas blues master Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones at age twelve. Since being prompted that night by Jr. Boy to pursue all types of music, especially Jazz and Latin, Owen has dedicated himself to becoming an integrated artist and performer.

His first rock release, the “Fireflies” EP, features younger brother Graeme on traps and was comprised of 5 songs that the brothers had written together over the previous 15 years. Contemporary jazz and blues guitarist Keith Andrew plays on the title track.

Weeks after the release of Fireflies, Owen headed down to Havana, Cuba to record an Afro-Cuban Jazz Funk album with Blues Hall of Fame member and Cuban Jazz legend Bobby Carcasses. The album, titled "Carlito's Tune" includes Bobby's son Roberto J. Carcasses (Interactivo, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis) on keyboards, the legendary Orlando "Maraca" Valle on flute, Cuban drum master Pehe, and a number of other Cuban musicians on bass, sax and percussion. Carlito's Tune was recorded mixed and mastered by Adalberto Hernández-Grabador, the sound engineer for the legendary band "Irakere".

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 The Music

Enjoy samples from Owen’s two releases, the “Fireflies” EP and “Carlito’s Tune” - both out now and available on all platforms.

 
Kudos to Owen for his soon to be released jazz recording (featuring Bobby Carcasses no less) proving that Owen is becoming a most capable jazz musician not to mention a multi-faceted composer. I take pride in contributing to his ongoing musical voyage.
— Mike Gauthier
 

Live Video 

 

Past Performances 

 
Owen Watt was a pleasure to work with, he showed a lot of passion for his music and had a great interest in the whole recording process. We look forward to having him in again for yet another project in the future.
— Jill Zimmermann & Darren Magierowski