Dixon Doll, jr.
California, United States
New Age / Jazz
Dixon was inspired to return to solo piano music in 1987 while in college after attending a George Winston concert in Washington, D.C. Dixon had grown up with piano lessons but had not played for several years. He returned to the piano during college and began to compose and write his own brand of music. After writing material for his first album in 1992, he released a follow-up album in 1994. Dixon set out to record his own unique piano style which illustrates life experiences such as leaving home and graduating from college. Dixon's compositions range from quiet and slower moving pieces to songs that combine popular music with jazz. Dixon privately recorded his first piano solo album, IN THE DARK, in 1992 after meeting George Winston's producer, Howard Johnston. Howard co-produced both IN THE DARK and Dixon's second release, INDEPENDENCE WAY.
Dixon released his 3rd album TEN YEARS in the Fall of 2004. The album was recorded in San Francisco and is dedicated to the memory of a close friend who passed away from cancer.
Dixon's additional piano influences include Bruce Hornsby, Elton John, Billy Joel, Liz Story, Phil Aaberg and David Lanz. His musical influences include Miles Davis, Chopin and The Rolling Stones.
Dixon's music has appeared on television and several hundred radio stations across the country. He has played at a number of live events over the years including at the Andre Agassi charity event in 1996 in Las Vegas. His records are available at Apple I Tunes, CDBABY, Panjea.com, Statue Records, Sony Connect, Yahoo and at his own web site dixondolljr.com. In addition his music has been made available digitally on the internet through multiple music channels.
He has received numerous air play on radio stations in the United States and his album Ten Years has earned outstanding reviews.
© 2007 Dixon R. Doll, Jr.