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Bellevue Jazz & Blues: Alex Dugdale Quintet
October 9 @ 7:00 pm
Alex Dugdale was born in Cali, Colombia and was raised in Seattle from an early age. When he was 6 he began taking tap dance lessons with Cheryl Johnson and Anthony Peters. At age 10, he began playing clarinet in his elementary school band and the next year he performed at the NYC Tap Festival. He started playing saxophone in 6th grade and continued through high school. Alex continued his musical studies in Rochester, NY at the Eastman School of Music, obtaining a degree in Jazz Performance. Alex returned to Seattle in December 2012, and continues to perform and teach music and dance in the Seattle area. He currently works for Seattle Public Schools teaching 4th and 5th grade Band and orchestra. Alex Is a full time member of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and is a top call sideman for many Seattle-based ensembles and touring shows.