Premier Drummer for Hire in New York City

Curtis is available for weddings, mitzvahs, private parties, corporate events, product launches, and all kinds of special events in NYC and the Tri-State area. You can contact him at 646.269.5469 or via email at for more information. You can also watch more of his performances here.

What if I need more than one drummer?

Curtis has access to a wide network of talented musicians, including other drummers for hire. So if you need another drummer, percussionist, or performer to play with him at your event, just let us know! 

Curtis also leads the CWP Hi-Voltage Samba Band which is a complete line up of percussionists, drummers, and Samba dancers. The CWP Hi-Voltage Samba Band is a popular choice for birthdays, corporate events, product launches, mitzvahs, and yes, even weddings! You can learn more about them here.  


Does Curtis have a band?

Apart from leading the CWP Hi-Voltage Samba Band,  Curtis also has a jazz quartet.  The Curtis Watts Jazz Quartet plays exceptional jazz music in all its styles making them perfect for weddings, black-tie events, cocktail hour, and other events. 

Curtis has access to many kinds of bands and musicians under his company, CW Productions.  See more of the bands and performers here.

Where can I watch Curtis play live music?

Curtis plays at well-known clubs and establishments across New York City on a regular basis. If you want to watch him play drums in the flesh, you can see his schedule here. You can also watch videos of his performances at different events below.

Curtis Watts High Voltage Samba Band (Brazilian Music)

Formed in 2007, Curtis Watts’ High Voltage Samba Band is composed of musicians and dancers trained in Brazilian music. Their high-energy, authentic performances never fail to get the audience to party!

CW High Voltage Band performing at a product launch

The High Voltage Samba Band performs at a product launch, captivating the audience and getting everyone to join them on the dancefloor.

The Curtis Watts Jazz Quartet

The Curtis Watts Jazz Quartet delivers soulful performances at weddings and various special events. The feel-good rhythms provide the perfect background or dance music.

Curtis Watts playing Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Beat Music

Curtis Watts on drums and percussion performing on various events with his Jazz Quartet and High Voltage Samba Band.

African Drummers and Dancers

Curtis Watts also performs with a world-renowned West African group to deliver outstanding cultural entertainment to private events and themed parties.