Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States (1921 – 1977)
Julius Watkins (October 10, 1921–April 4, 1977) was an American jazz musician, and one of the first jazz French horn players. He won the Down Beat critics poll in 1960 and 1961 for "miscellaneous instrument" with french horn named as the instrument.
Watkins was born in Detroit, Michigan. He started playing French horn when he was nine years old, although he played the trumpet (a better-recognized jazz instrument) for the Ernie Fields Orchestra in the mid-1940s. By the late… read more
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