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11 CDs
Off the Beaten Path 1989 Nova Records
Jubilee 1991 Nova Records
Out of Hand 1994 Fehrenheit Records
Essentual 1996 Ichiban Records
Jumpin Thru Hoops 1998 Ichiban Records
West Of Westchester 2001 Peak Records/Concord Jazz
Fresh Pants 2003
Live at Jazz@Jacks 2006
A Season of Wonder 2008
Storyhouse 2011
Steppin' Outta th' Boat 2012



Dotsero lives up to its "something unique" definition, bringing style, energy, charisma, humor and most importantly spontaneity to each live performance. "When people come to hear Dotsero play, they are not just interested in hearing the music, they want to see the music through performance and feel something as well. Our goal is for our shows to be a total sensory experience," says Stephen Watts, the band's sax player. "The best thing is that anything can happen at one of our performances.

Virtually all Dotsero recordings have enjoyed notable national charting success. Jubilee CD hitting #1 for 5 consecutive weeks and #3 for an entire year early in their career. Dotsero's other releases have all charted top 10 to top 20 with their latest studio album being named Best of 2004 Critics Choice Jazziz Magazine.

The band has performed with a number of leading jazz acts over the years including Spyro Gyra, the Yellowjackets, Chaka Kahn, Earl Klugh, Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Sample, Dave Grusin, Richard Elliott, Nancy Wilson, David Sanborn, the Rippingtons, Norman Brown, Stanley Jordan, David Benoit and Jeff Lorber. Whether at home in Colorado or on the road the world over, Dotsero takes pride in making its live show something people will remember.

Few bands have been able to stay together and focused for even a few years, let alone the over 18 years Dotsero has been performing and recording for audiences far and wide. Over the years, Dotsero has racked up an impressive number of awards and honors. The core members received their BA's in music from the University of Colorado.

In 2001, brothers David and Stephen Watts were named as two of the top five graduates in Arts for the last 125 years at C.U. along with jazz greats Glenn Miller and Dave Grusin. Along with being awarded Denver Mayor Wellington Webb's prestigious "Excellence in the Arts" honor, Dotsero was also recognized by the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre for being a performer and participant in its 60th anniversary season.