Gerald Watkins Jr

Gerald Watkins Jr is a drummer/percussionist originally from Norfolk, Va, and is now residing in New Orleans, LA. He has degrees in music from both Norfolk State University (B.S) and Florida State University (M.M). He performs locally with many of the area’s finest musicians and also tours abroad. He has performed with members of the Marsalis family (Ellis, Delfeayo, and Jason), The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eric Benét, Ledisi, and many others. Aside from performing, Gerald loves to teach and mentor many of New Orlean’s young creative minds at The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.