Educator and Musician, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Upcoming shows:

Monday August 1 @ 7pm @   xBk
for the weekly series: Monday Night Live


The debut of my songs written and finished during the pandemic.  "Lineage" featuring Seth Hedquist, guitar, Scot Sutherland, bass, and Russ Tomlinson, drums


free and all-ages
 

His diversity as a performer, skilled in both classical and jazz repertoire, in addition to being an accomplished flutist, provides an excellent model for the skills necessary to succeed in the ever-changing music industry. 

Greg Banaszak - Saxophone Journal 2001

"I had wanted to start the first stoner rock disco funk band- basically a cross between Sabbath, Prince and Zappa- so I assembled a crack squad of aloof yet courageous bastards to do so. We wrote 9 songs in that strain, but then we started jamming my solo material. Sounded great, and I was planning to do some solo shows anyway, so I asked JBKB to back me on the shows."

Corey Taylor. Metromix Des Moines 2009

"The standout tracks on the EP are the interconnected pair of “Mona Lucy” and “Directions.” The title track begins a surf-rock suite that’s deftly driven by Tomlinson’s impossibly tight drumming. The track sort of sounds like if the Trashmen hired some disgruntled jazz players to stretch out their arrangements. It’s phenomenal, and fading into the instrumental “Directions,” it finally gives the quintet the space to stretch out. The horns are distant in the mix here, shifty, dreamy. (They sound like they were recorded one county away from the microphone.) There are a myriad of tempos and tonalities on this pair of interconnected tunes, and I can only imagine the power these must have bellowing from the stage."

Little Village 2021

Album Review and Q&A: ENGLISH — ‘Mona Lucy’ 

 

 

Tommy Doggett, a performer, an educator; a versatile musician.  

 

A graduate of Northern Kentucky University (B.M.) and Kent State University (M.M.).  Tommy’s success is linked to his two primary teachers: Greg Banaszak (international soloist) and Bob Reynolds  (John Mayer, Snarky Puppy).  He models both of their teaching styles in his own classroom at Urbandale High School, where he serves as director of the Wind Ensemble, Jazz One, Jazz Three, Musical Pit Orchestra, and the Urbandale J--Hawk Marching Band.  Prior to Urbandale High School, Tommy taught at colleges and universities in Ohio, West Virginia, and Iowa. 

 

Never restricted by a particular genre, his diverse musical palette stems from his collaboration with musicians such as Corey Taylor’s first solo project to a soloist with the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra to art installations with Gustav Art.   In 2015, he was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band Freestyle.  As a composer, he was recognized for his project Two Turntables and a Saxophone by a ASCAPlus Award in 2006 and 2007. 

 

He is heard regularly performing in Des Moines, Iowa with ENGLISH, Courtney Krause, and Scot Sutherland. He proudly endorses TM Custom tenor saxophones designed by Randy Jones at Tenor Madness.

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