Category: News/Blog

The Laguna Beach Live! Summer 2017 Concert Series is announced!

Hello Music Lovers! As the Artistic Director of Jazz for Laguna Beach Live! I am happy to announce that the Laguna Beach Live! 2017 Jazz Wednesdays Series has been announced and we are looking forward to a summer of sold out shows featuring some fantastic artists! Go to www.lagunabeachlive.org for more info and ticket sales. We’ll see you this summer!

Bijon performs on American Idol Season and Series Finale!

Bijon was fortunate to have the distinct pleasure of performing with an all-star horn section for the season and series finale of “American Idol”. After 15 seasons, American Idol is shutting down the franchise. The section included the legendary Ernie Field, Jr. on baritone sax, Bob Sheppard on Tenor Sax, and Francisco Torres on Tenor and Bass Trombones. Rickey Minor was the musical director of the house band that backed up more than 50 past Idol contestants, including winners from all 15 seasons. That was a lot of music! The shows aired live on April 6th and 7th, 2016.

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Bijon Watson, Artistic Director of Jazz for Laguna Beach Live! announces Jazz Wednsdays Winter 2016 lineup!

Hey Jazz Lover’s! I hope you are having an exceptional holiday season filled with joy, friendship, good health, and LIVE music! I am excited to announce that the Laguna Beach Live! Winter Jazz Wednesdays 2016 Series has been announced. We are looking forward to a fantastic series filled with some familiar favorites, as well as some new artists  participating in the series. Please go to www.lagunabeachlive.org for more information on the artists as well as venue and ticket information! Looking forward to seeing you at one of the shows!

Bijon Watson; Artistic Director of Jazz for Laguna Beach Live! Summer Jazz ’15 lineup announced!

Hey everybody! I hope you are having an exceptional Spring filled with lots of great music! As you may or may not be aware I am the Artistic Director of Jazz for Laguna Beach Live! ; a non-profit organization that brings high quality music of all genres to Laguna Beach and the surrounding areas of Orange County. The Jazz Wednesdays Series has featured the creme de la creme of Jazz Artists such as: Barbara Morrison, Jeff Hamilton, Bill Cunliffe, Gilbert Castellanos, and Sara Gazarek to name a few. The Summer 2015 Series is no exception! Continuing on the success of last summer’s frequently sold out concerts, the series brings a variety of top jazz musicians while the Ranch at Laguna provides great food and beverages in the stunning patio setting overlooking the Ben Brown Golf Course in Aliso Creek Canyon. Go to www.lagunabeachlive.org for tickets. The shows begin at 6pm and end at 8pm.

The Latin Jazz Syndicate is heading into the studio!!!

My Latin Jazz Syndicate is gearing up to head into the studio to record it’s debut studio album. We are currently honing new material at gigs in Los Angeles, and Orange County, and are looking forward to bringing the music to life in a full-length recording! Stay tuned! Baile mi gente!

Bijon scheduling Master Classes at Colleges and High Schools now!!!!

Hey everybody! I hope you all had an exceptional summer! I know I did. I have been traveling and performing extensively throughout the US and Europe with some amazing artists, most notably Vocalist Steve Tyrell, and Vocalist Natalie Cole. Now begins the real fun, sharing my experiences with your students! Contact me and set up a master class, private lesson, group lesson, rehearsal consultation, clinic, or guest performance today! Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Bijon performs on Justin Timberlake’s latest release “Take Back The Night”

Bijon is featured in the horn section on the newly released single from Justin Timberlake; “Take Back The Night”. The single is the most recent release that will be on JT’s second installment of “The 20/20 Experience”… http://youtu.be/DEzREJbln-o

Bijon plays on Justin Timberlake’s newest album!!!

The latest album by Justin Timberlake was recently released and Bijon had the honor and pleasure of performing on several tracks as part of the Benjamin Wright Orchestra. Most of the recording took place at East West Studios in Hollywood… check it out…some fantastic music… thanks to JT and Timbaland for bringing the horns back to the forefront!!! http://twentytwenty.justintimberlake.com/

Bijon performs on Michael Buble’s newest album!!!

Back in January, Bijon recorded on a day-long session with Jazz/Pop Mulit-Platinum recording artist Michael Buble. The band included a who’s who of a-list musicians that recorded fabulous arrangements by David Pierce…the album is scheduled for release sometime in 2013…check out Bijon with the trumpet section and arranger David Pierce…groovy…Buble_Session

Bijon featured in latest podcast in the “Break The Mold” series!!!

Hey there my people…just wanted to let you know about a recent podcast interview I did with Alex Sadnik for his “Break The Mold” podcast series…just released today! Check it out there are some great musicians that he has interviewed…much love…keep on groovin’! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/break-the-mold/id495443210