Friday, October 6
7:30 pm PDT
Town Hall Forum
In-person* & livestream
Getting the 35th Earshot Jazz Festival off to a rollicking start is saxophonist Alex Dugdale and his funk band. Not only is Dugdale a local favorite and last year’s Festival Resident Festival Artist, he’s a musician of endless energy and talent. A multi-instrumentalist, tap-dancer, composer, and teacher, who came up through the Roosevelt High Jazz program, Dugdale studied at Eastman school of music in Rochester NY before returning back to Seattle. Dugdale heads many of his own ensembles, and has also performed with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony. His latest album The Dugout, features some of Seattle’s finest musicians, and Dugdale’s longtime collaborators—guitarist Cole Schuster, bassist Greg Feingold, drummer Max Holmberg, and pianist John Hansen.
Dugdale’s Funk Band ensemble members include Melissa Montalto (keys/vocal), Richard Radford (keys), Kelsey Mines (bass), D’Vonne Lewis (drums), Demarcus Baysmore (guitar), Jory Tindall (saxophone), Walter Cano (trumpet), Jun Iida (trumpet), and Freddy Gonzales (trombone).
*Earshot Jazz COVID-19 Policy: Earshot recommends that all ticket holders be vaccinated. Policy subject to change. Full COVID policy here.
Alex Dugdale photo courtesy of the artist