Alex Dugdale's Fade Quartet was featured at this month's Art of Jazz concert at the Seattle Art Museum. The concert was recorded for Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KNKX and highlights from the concert will air Sunday May 21 at 2 p.m. Pacific. The quartet includes Alex Dugdale on saxophones and clarinet and tap dancing on two tunes, Cole Schuster is on guitar, Greg Feingold, bass and Max Holmberg, drums.
Alex Dugdale first came to notice with the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band under Scott Brown. After completing a degree in jazz performance at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, he returned to Seattle to perform with his own groups and with The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. He's also teaching at Bishop Blanchet High School, Edmonds-Woodway High School and Eckstein Middle School.
The other three members of the Fade Quartet are Cole Schuster, guitar, Greg Feingold, bass, and Max Holmberg, drums. They also perform together as The 200 Trio.
The Art of Jazz concert series is presented by the Seattle Art Museum on the second Thursday of each month and is coordinated by Earshot Jazz and John Gilbreath. The next concert on June 8 will feature trumpeter and composer Samantha Boshnack's Quintet. The concerts are from 5:30 to 7:30 and are free admission.
Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KNKX and knkx.org. After broadcast programs are archived and may be streamed on demand at jazznw.org Next week (5/28), a preview of the Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival. Upcoming programs are being recorded at the Ballard Jazz Festival and Bellevue Festival.