Angela Watson

Angela Watson

BandJazzHip Hop

Angela Watson nu-jazz band is a fusion of jazz, big band and hip hop. With a full horn section, keys, bass,drums, and Angela Watson's sultry voice they hit you with a new school Ella Fitzagerald, Billy Holiday vibewith Erykah Badu, Jil Scott groove

Biography

Ms. Angela Elizabeth Watson was born to Robert L. Willis and Lynder Watson on January 31, 1981 in Houston, Texas. Raised between Houston and Dobbin, Texas, Angela grew up in a musical family. Angela took leadership in her high school chorale being the first to make all state choir first chair in the school district. Angela moved to Fort Worth, Texas to study at Texas Christian University on a music scholarship in 1998.While there, Angela studied with World-renowned Raymond Bazemore and performing in works such as The Marriage of Figaro. She also directed the famous Word of Truth gospel choir, becoming the most progressive and influential director since its work with Kirk Franklin. In 1999, she joined Complete in Christ (C-n-C), a music ministry of five singers. The group recorded a Cd entitled Miracle Worker for which Angela wrote four songs, including the title track, and cowrote three other songs. In 2000, Angela began her career as a solo artist and Christ side Connections, a non-profit production company. She was a guest artist on the Christ side Connections' collaboration album for the Children's Miracle Network. She has also appeared as a solo artist around the Metro-plex and surrounding areas, sharing the stage with artists such as Cece Winans,Tarralyn Ramsey, Shirley Murdock, Darryl Blair and others. Angela then became an actress at Lyric Stage and Jubilee theater starring in original cast roles such as "Jamillah" in Road Show a musical and "Baby girl" in Rhythm, a musical myth. In 2005, Angela performed her first solo concert officially introducing her to the world as a recording artist. From this concert, Angela cofounded a band called 51/50 that gained her exposure with people such as Erykah Badu. Angela then began appearing at local events such as Afterthought’s Part 2 at Tiki’s Restaurant in Dallas, Lyricists Café in Fort Worth and the Kat's Lair. Also sparking the attention of the local radio station she appeared on Dallas own 105.7 and guest artist for Radio Personality Erykah James. After years in the Dallas Forth Worth circuit Angela decided to take her music to Houston Texas. While in Houston she became an actress at the two most famous black theaters in Houston, the Ensemble and the Encore Theater. Making guest appears at clubs such as M Bar, and Nomad Poetry night. After co founding a non profit theater company, Angela moved to New York to further her music career. Since moving to New York, Angela has been a guest on the Today’s Show, and guest artist for Wynton Marsalis. Currently Angela is the Music Director at Nazarene Congregational UCC as well as sing with the infamous Marble Collegiate Gospel Choir and Medgar Evers Alumni Choir scheduled for recording April 26, 2007.

Discography

True Love
The Sickness

Set List

To be Real
Miss Celies Blues
Round Midnight
God bless the child (Slow swing)
Good Morning Heartache
Lullaby in Birdland (Ella Fitzgerald)
Sweet Georgia Brown (Ella Fitzgerald) I can send this one
Take the "A" train
True Love (Original)
Take a trip (Original)
Sickness (Original)
Harlem Blues (Getting the sheet music)
Stingaree Blues (Getting the sheet music)
Summertime
Change gon' Come
How high the moon (Ella Fitzgerald)
See ya next lifetime
Is it the way (Jill Scott)
Chantez le bas
Something (Lalah Hathaway..new age jazz)
Next Lifetime
Mr. Peganini