Thomas Doggett has been an active performer and educator for over 20 years and enjoys all styles of music.
Thomas began 2013 by performing in Gent, Belgium at the 3rd European Clarinet Festival with his wife Cynthia. The Duo performed Mad Rush to the End by composer Charles Savage. Mad Rush was the first of many works written for Thomas and Cynthia.
Tommy plays a TM Custom tenor saxophone designed by Randy Jones at Tenor Madness and an EWI4000s: Electronic Wind Instrument by AKAI.
Tommy’s teachers include Greg Banaszak and Bob Reynolds
In 2008, Tommy became a member of Corey Taylor’s Junk Beer Kidnap Band. Throughout 2009, JBKB performed at clubs and festivals including Rockfest in Kansas City, Lazerfest in Des Moines, End of the Summer Scorcher in Phoenix and the Key Club in LA.
At the beginning of 2011, Tommy joined the Free Style Variety Band. Prior to that, Tommy regularly performed with Des Moines’ premier R&B/Funk group One Nite Stand.
Tommy is featured on Cleo's Apartment's 2010 release: Off At The Shoulders and the 2012 Axis Manifest film production: Flick
Thomas was an ASCAPlus Award recipient in 2006 and 2007.
As an educator, Thomas has taught at Muskingum College, Ohio University-Zanesville, Kent State, Hiram College, Cincinnati School for the Creative and Performing Arts, College of Mount St. Joseph, South-Western Community College and Central College.
Originally hailing from Covington, Kentucky, Tommy established himself throughout Cincinnati, Ohio as a performer with Lo-Fi (2006 Cincinnati Entertainment Award (CEA) nominee "Best Funk”), The 4Track All-Stars (2005 CEA: Best Hip-Hop) and Two Turntables and a Saxophone (“One of the Top bands to see at Midpoint Music Festival in 2004” Citybeat).
I decided at the beginning of 2012 to record short ideas: vignettes. I had music for short movie scenes but no movie: pointless. I listed them in reverse order because I feel strongest about what I did at the end of the year. For me, this album represents what I accomplished over the period of a year; it’s a documentation of my progress. The tracks range from free improvisations to set ideas with layered tracks. The tenor saxophone is the main voice throughout the album but it’s always wrapped in delay or some time-based effect. Some tracks feature the wind-synth and drum machine. I never thought about genre. I thought about mood. I thought about colors and space between notes. All of these tracks got me into 2013. This year I hope to accomplish more; more focused, more polished, more depth. Thanks for listening. TD