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Sammy J Watson

Sammy J Watson has toured and recorded with multiple artists, including The Apex Theory. After graduating with honors from Musicians Institute in 1995, he toured with Ricky Lee Jones on the H.O.R.D.E. Festival, and a variety of other artists. With The Apex Theory, Sammy has recorded multiple albums and performed at the Ozz Fest, Vans Warped Tour, Snow Core, and many others, both in the U.S. and internationally.  Sammy’s unique teaching and playing abilities were heavily sought out, and landed him at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA where he taught for 18+yrs.  Sammy's specialties include rock, jazz, drum ‘n’ bass, jungle, fusion, reggae, metal, pop, and funk influences with heavy emphasis on odd-meter groove and stylistic feel.  Sammy is also the author of the book, "Drumming D.N.A.'' and has recently finished his first solo album, "KaleidosCope", released in October of 2022.   Sammy J is endorsed by Gretsch Drums, Sabian Cymbals and Vater Drum Sticks...

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