Camps and Conferences

Lorne Watson

Lorne Watson has toured the United States presenting concerts and workshops since 1997. As a performer he has worked as a freelance musician in Seattle and New York City including performances at Carnegie Hall, on Broadway (NYC), The Blue Note Jazz Club, Detroit Jazz Festival, Idaho Jazz Festival and countless clubs and concert series.

He was a member of the New York percussion duo Loop 2.4.3 for 12 years, which received world-wide acclaim including praise from NPR’s Fresh Air and Gramophone Magazine describing the music as “ astonishing variety of brand-new yet iconic sounds that create a riveting aura.”

Lorne has presented masterclasses and performances at New York University, Cal-Arts, Michigan State University, Ithaca College, and U.C. Berkley. The Percussive Arts Society, The Brooklyn Arts Council and The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music have all sponsored Lorne’s work as a performer and arts educator.

In 2016, Lorne moved back to Michigan where he lives in Escanaba with his wife and son. He gives private percussion and drum set lessons in his home studio, runs a toddler art and music class at the Bonifas Arts Center and directs the Escanaba Summer Music Camp for youth.