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Bryan Watson aka (Trumpet Bryan) was born May 13, 1983 in Port Hueneme, California to Paul and Sylvia Watson. The family moved to Huntington Beach, California in 1988 after the birth of his brother Stephan Watson.

Taking up the Trumpet in his sixth grade at his elementary school, Bryan continued to play throughout junior high and high school. Taking part in nearly every musical class available at Marina High School, aside from playing in the Marching, Jazz and Symphony Bands he also sang in the choir and took part in the Musicianship class, focusing on music performance.

During High School, Bryan would also be involved with local Ska bands, taking part in all ages shows, battle of the bands, county and local fairs and any other places people would let them set up and play. At the end of his High School career he would win one scholarship from Disney and one from the United States Marine Corp for his performance of Chuck Mangione's "Feel So Good"

After High School he would go on to perform in the surrounding Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles area with an instrumental afro-beat/funk group called Groove Ensemble. This group consisted of Charles Behnke on drums, Dustin Ericksen on bass, Tyler Nedderman on congas and percussion, Jaime Jimenez on guitar, Kevin Wyman on Guitar, Kenneth Marratta on keyboards, Tachi Fujimori (DJ Japson) turntables, and Adrian Olmos on tenor sax.

Groove Ensemble would go on to perform Art Shows, Surf Competitions, and Private Functions as well as open for acts like Greyboy Allstars, Michael Franti and Spearhead, DJ Krush, DJ Rhetmatic, Yerba Buena just to name a few. At times Groove Ensemble would bring along a group of rappers called Cry Freedom. From this group Bryan introduced Ariano Price to friend and DJ, Lee "LD" Snyder. Together they would form powerful bond, creating conscious hip hop and being the foundation for the Southern California based group Technicali.

In 2005-2006 Bryan would go on to complete the reggae horn section JAH! Horns consisting of Brian Beeken on saxes, flute and clarinet and Eddie Farmer on trombone. Playing in a local reggae band JAH! Fellowship made up of Jah Polo on vocals and guitar, Isaac "Dread I" Canales on vocals, keyboard and drums, Anthony Melendez on sax and guitar, Matt Dixon on bass, Sajid Amor on keyboard, drums and guitar and many more local Long Beach artist joint at different times. JAH! Horns would go on to craft their sound as a section.

JAH! Horns soon began contract themselves out as a horn section for hire doing live performances and studio recording for local and international artist. Among those artist are: Grammy Award winning artist Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta, Wailing Souls, Grammy Award Nominated artist Pato Banton, Greg Cipes, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli), Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship), Bootie Brown (The Pharcyde), Tippa Irie, Shinehead, Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus, Half Pint, Rico Rodriguez, Sangie Davis, Tristan Palma, Better Chemistry, Dread Daze, J Ross Parelli, and many more

In April of 2009 JAH! Horns were selected to be the horn section for Pato Banton's new band. The band consisted of Antoinette "Rootsdawtah" Hall on keyboards, Tony Saenz on drums, Michael Ortiz on bass, and Daniel Lopilato on guitar. The group would continue to back Pato Banton as The Now Generation. In January 2011 Pato Banton and The Now Generation took part in the Brazilian Sunsplash Tour, where The Now Generation not only backed Pato Banton but Big Mountain, Calton Coffie from Inner Circle and Papa Winnie. JAH! Horns left The Now Generation in 2011 but Bryan stayed and continues to tour with Pato Banton and The Now Generation.

In 2012 Bryan joined Jelani Diaz, Po O'Hara, Eric Hampshire and Bismark Valera as the core group to So Cal Reggae band Ragabonds.


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Better Chemisrty - 6ft. Shorty (2007)

Dread Daze - Di Wall album (2007)

The Dingees - Rebel Sound System (2008)

JAH! Fellowship - JAH! Fellowship (2013)

Ragabonds - Strictly Boom Jar (2013)


Singles[edit]

J Ross Parrelli - Children, Next Step, Hometown Hero, Mr. President, Groovin, (2005)

Better Chemistry - Purple and Gold, (aired during the 2008 NBA Western Conference Championship and "Sunday Night, Lakers Night")

Tippa Irie - Life Is What You Make It (2007)

Pato Banton - New Day Dawning (2012)