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Sam Doyon

Sam Doyon is a gigging musician and instructor from Puyallup, WA. Sam has over 15 years experience as an instructor and prolific gigging bass, guitar, and brass player playing with acts such as The Bog Hoppers, Trees Without Leaves, The Hermanos Brothers, Pierce College Concert and Jazz bands, and his own solo act. He plays a variety of styles including jazz, rock, slap-and-pop bass, funk, blues, country, folk, classical and fusion. Sam has a degree in fine arts from Pierce College with an emphasis in performance and theory as well as a bachelor's degree in Psychology from St. Martins University. While at Pierce, Sam studied with Kareem Kandi of The Paperboys. Sam continues to play Tuba in the Pierce College Community Band and gigs primarily with The Bog Hoppers and Trees Without Leaves. While playing with these bands, he has had the opportunity to play alongside Big Wheel Stunt Show, The Young Dubliners, Abney Park, The Voodoos, and many other locally and internationally known acts.

   

Brady McCowan

2015 graduate of the University of Puget Sound School of Music, Brady McCowan is an ambitious saxophonist and woodwind player. Specializing in sax and clarinet, he is a member of several groups in the Tacoma area, performing regularly in a broad range of styles ranging from classical, jazz, and funk to progressive rock, folk, and experimental music. Brady was selected as one of three winners of the University's 2015 Concerto Aria competition, and performed Russell Peck's "The Upward Stream" with the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra. A member of the Puget Sound Saxophone Quartet throughout his time in college, Brady has competed nationally in the MTNA competition. He has also been featured several times as a soloist with the Puget Sound Jazz Orchestra, and performed demanding repertoire with the Puget Sound Wind Ensemble as its first chair saxophonist. His experience studying under diverse musical disciplines lends him an acute sense of stylistic awareness in himself and other musicians. In particular, his devotion to jazz alongside his focused study of classical performance in college, has allowed him to develop a comprehensive concept of appropriate tone production and performance techniques, which he has extrapolated into other genres. As an educator, Brady encourages creativity and originality in developing musicians by honing their strengths and intuitions and collaboratively setting goals.

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