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Richard Dole

About: Richard Dole

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Richard Dole is an active tenor/bass trombonist and educator in Indianapolis and the surrounding region. He has toured or performed with:

Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Steve Lawrence/Edie Gormé, Barry Manilow, the Hollywood Concert Orchestra China tour, and in 2008 traveled with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Egypt for a US State Department Tour.


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He performs with several regional orchestras including Carmel Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera Orchestra in Champaign/Urbana Illinois, The Illinois Symphony, Danville Symphony, and the Anderson Symphony Orchestra. He has earned a Bachelor and Masters degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he studied with M. Dee Stewart, Ed Anderson, and Dr. David N. Baker. He is currently the jazz trombone instructor at Butler University and teaches a small dedicated number of students out of his home. He can be heard each Wednesday at 9pm on WICR 88.7 as co-host of the radio show ‘Have You Heard’. The podcast of the radio show is online at: haveyouheardjazz.com. Mr. Dole resides in Indianapolis with his wife Stacy and their two beautiful children, Griffin and Ellington.

Richard Dole plays a Conn 62H bass trombone, Yamaha Zeno 882G0 and King 3B tenor trombones.

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