Date de naissance 2.3.1945 à Reading, Berkeshire, England, Grande-Bretagne
Date de décès 22.3.2013 à Esher, Surrey, Grande-Bretagne
Links www.derekwatkins.co.uk (Anglais)
Derek Watkins (trumpeter)
|Derek Watkins (trumpeter)|
Derek Roy Watkins (2 March 1945 22 March 2013) was an English jazz, pop and classical lead trumpet player probably best known for playing the instrument on the soundtracks of every James Bond film from Dr. No to Skyfall.
Was born in Reading, Berkshire and started to play the cornet at the age of 4. By 17 he had turned professional.
He made recordings with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, he also played for opera singers including José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa.
Film and television scores
In addition to the Bond film soundtracks he played on Chicago, Bridget Jones's Diary, Basic Instinct, Johnny English, Gladiator, Made in Dagenham, Superman and Superman II. He also composed incidental music for Midsomer Murders.
Watkins co-wrote and performs the music heard in the title sequence for the 2002 episode "Murder Is Corny" of the A&E TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery.