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Iowa Public Radio: Three sets not to miss at PorchFest
"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. When you hear his songs, it’s like meeting his family, and I think that’s perfect for a community event like this one, where our friends and family get to meet."
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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 grungy art-rock with funk + soul, Tommy has created instrumental music for the modern mainstream by blending jazz chops with explosive rock energy.
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. Lines + Lineage is an album about his family, specifically, relatives born in the early 20th Century. Blending jazz chops with rock energy, funk + soul with grungy art-rock, Tommy has created instrumental music to describe the influence his family had on him as a child.
Never restricted by a particular genre, his diverse musical palette stems from his collaboration with musicians such as Corey Taylor to debuting chamber music by composer Charles Savage 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 proudly endorses TM Custom tenor saxophones designed by Randy Jones at Tenor Madness.
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.