The Rolling Stones are currently active with various 50th Anniversary
projects so there are no current touring plans for Charlie Watts' Jazz
Projects. For further information check rollingstones.com
Charlie Watts with The A B C and D of Boogie Woogie
★Drummer for the Rolling Stones since the beginning in January 1963
★Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee (1989)
★Modern Drummer Hall of Fame Inductee (2006)
★Ranked as one of the Top Ten World's Best Drummers, per Rolling Stone magazine readers' poll, February 2010
★Released nine jazz albums with the Charlie Watts Orchestra, Charlie Watts Quintet, Charlie Watts / Jim Keltner Project, Charlie Watts and The Tentet, and The A,B,C&D Of Boogie Woogie
★Contributed to music on albums by Jack Bruce, B.B. King, Alexis Korner, Leon Russell, Pete Townshend/Ronnie Lane, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Eric Clapton, Chico Hamilton, Marianne Faithfull, AC/DC, Ben Sidran and many more
★Drummer in Rocket 88, with Jack Bruce (upright bass), Ian Stewart (piano) and Alexis Korner (guitar)
Over the past two decades, Charlie has been able to pursue his passion for jazz, playing in a variety of settings whenever he wasn't otherwise engaged with the "World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band”.
In 1985, Charlie formed a big band, the Charlie Watts Orchestra, and toured the U.S., ultimately releasing Live at Fulham Town Hall. In 1991, he formed a small group, called The Charlie Watts Quintet, to pay homage to the music that first grabbed him while growing up in London. In a span of five years they released a series of stellar recordings: From One Charlie, Tribute To Charlie Parker, Warm And Tender and Long Ago And Far Away. Next came Charlie's heartfelt collaboration with Jim Keltner, The Charlie Watts / Jim Keltner Project, in tribute to their favorite drummers, with each track titled after a different hero.
Charlie's latest project The A,B,C&D of Boogie Woogie takes its name from the first initials of the four members of the band: Axel Zwingenberger, Ben Waters, Charlie Watts & Dave Green. The band formed in 2009 and they quickly established a reputation for themselves at the forefront of boogie woogie music. In July 2012, the band released a live CD, Live In Paris, which was recorded over several nights in September 2010 at the Duc Des Lombards jazz club in Paris and includes a mix of originals, improvisations and blues and boogie woogie standards.