Dottie Dodgion and Her Trio at East Village Coffee Lounge
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 5:00pm
East Village Coffee Lounge presents Dottie Dodgion and her trio on Sunday, March 1, 5pm-7:30pm, singing the timeless songs of The Great American Songbook. $10 at the door, all ages welcome.
Dottie Dodgion, a jazz vocalist and drummer, began her musical career as a singer in the San Francisco area with groups that included the likes of Nick Esposito and Charlie Mingus. In 1964 she joined the Marian McPhartland trio with Eddie Gomez. In Chicago, she played with the Billy Mitchell-Al Grey Quintet.
Dottie performed with Ruby Braff at the Concord Jazz Festival (with Milt Hinton and Hank Jones), then in 1973, she performed with Ruby Braff and Tony Bennett for a television special in Hawaii. Numerous television performances followed, including appearances on the Dick Cavett Show, the Dave Garroway Show, and The Today Show.
In 1976, Dottie moved to Washington, D.C., where she quickly became one of the area's most popular and respected drummers. The list of artists that she has since played with is endless. Among them: The Becker Brothers, Tommy Flanagan, Bob Cranshaw, George "Jiri" Mraz, Thad Jones, Roland Hanna, Jimmy Rowles, Frank Wess, Carol Sloane, Pepper Adams, Joe Newman, Kenny Acher, Harold Danko, Chis White, Herb Ellis and Sal Nestico. In 1990 she moved to Monterey, where her love affair with jazz continues to this day.