Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts took some time to visit and jam with students at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music on Monday.
According to the school’s website, Watts showed up with fellow Stones touring band members singer/percussionist Bernard Fowler and saxophonist Tim Ries. The three members sat in with the student big band, playing tunes like “Under My Thumb,” “Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Honky Tonk Woman.”
Watts, Fowler and Ries then took some time to meet with students, talk about music and pose for photos. The three stopped in Miami on their way to Cuba where the Stones will play a free concert on Friday following President Barack Obama’s visit to the country.
Miami’s Frost School of Music has produced several notable alumni including Ben Folds, Bruce Hornsby, Will Lee, Patti Scialfa and Doobie Brothers drummer Ed Toth. Notable faculty over the years include Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorius, among others.