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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 jazz chops with rock energy, Tommy has created instrumental music to describe the influence his family had on him as a child.  

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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 jazz chops with rock energy, Tommy has created instrumental music to describe the influence his family had on him as a child.  

 

Recorded live at Golden Bear Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, Lines + Lineage features Seth Hedquist on guitar, Scot Sutherland on bass, + Russ Tomlinson on drums.  

"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."  Iowa Public Radio

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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