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- Joined: July 12, 2012
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- Neighborhood: Ocean Beach
- Occupation: Professor of Music
- Website: http://www.apassion4jazz.net/
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D C DowDell is a dynamic Jazz pianist and educator available for seminars, workshops & clinics, private study Jazz piano lessons, recording & live performance solo or ensemble.
D C DowDell has appeared with Bobby Vinton, Marilyn McCoo and Rosemary Clooney just to name a few. Influenced by Jazz greats such as Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Baron and Herbie Hancock, D C's style and piano technique blends the fine inner voicings of modal with the highly energetic impressions of the avante garde.
D C's passion for Jazz has also led to composing and arranging charts for top vocalists, solo instrumental artists and orchestra with influences from Gil Evans, Bob Florence and George Russell.
Born in Southern California, D C DowDell studied Music Education at UCLA and earned Masters of Music Composition at UNT. D C DowDell currently lives San Diego, California where he appears locally with Jazz ensemble and teaches Jazz theory and composition at A Passion for Jazz! Music Studios.