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Tommy Doggett

Educator + Musician, Des Moines, IA, USA

 

"Tommy Doggett recently released his family-inspired instrumental album Lines + Lineage which reveals not only the depth of his artistry, but also his deep appreciation for where he comes from."  Iowa Public Radio

A staple of the Des Moines music scene across genres, Tommy Doggett has added his saxophone to folk, funk, jazz, + rock. With his new project, Lines + Lineage, Tommy steps up front as a bandleader + composer.  Blending jazz chops with rock energy, Tommy has created instrumental music to describe the influence his family had on him as a child.  

Available wherever you purchase or stream music.

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Upcoming performances

Just announced!  I’m very excited to play an afternoon of jazz and soul with Tony McGhee and Carl Morton.

Tony McGhee Project

Sunday May 26

2-5 pm

Middlebrook Mercantile

Cumming, Iowa

I'm excited to play songs from Lines + Lineage with Seth Hedquist, Scot Sutherland, and Russ Tomlinson.

Friday June 7

5-7 pm

First Friday Jazz

Opus Cafe

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Listen to the first set on 88.3 FM or livestream anywhere in the world.

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Greg Banaszak -
Saxophone Journal 2001

“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.” 

Corey Taylor - 
Metromix Des Moines 2009

"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."

Album Review: ENGLISH 'Mona Lucy'
Little Village 2021

​"The standout tracks on the EP are the interconnected pair of “Mona Lucy” and “Directions.” The title track begins a surf-rock suite: It’s phenomenal, and fading into the instrumental “Directions,” it finally gives the quintet the space to stretch out... I can only imagine the power these must have bellowing from the stage."

An Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and ASCAPlus Award recipient, Tommy has worked with a number of Iowa artists including Corey Taylor, M. Shawn Crahan, Courtney Krause, English, Run Wilson, Freestyle, One Nite Stand, Cleo’s Apartment, + the Monday Night Live House Band.  

A graduate of Northern Kentucky University (B.M.) + Kent State University (M.M.).  Tommy’s success is linked to his two primary teachers: Greg Banaszak (international soloist) + 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 Symphony, Jazz 2, Jazz 3, Musical Pit Orchestra, + the Urbandale J--Hawk Marching Band.  Prior to Urbandale High School, Tommy taught at colleges + universities in Ohio, West Virginia, + Iowa.  

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