For over 30 years, Ian Dogole (www.iandogole.com) has articulated his vision of Global Fusion Music as a multipercussionist, bandleader, educator, recording artist, composer and producer. He has released seven recordings and a DVD as a leader – Along the Route, Dangerous Ground, Ionospheres, Night Harvest, Convergence, Crossroads, Outside the Box – Jazz Journeys & Worlds Beyond and Ian Dogole & Hemispheres In Concert (DVD). Ian has recorded and performed with artists such as Hamza el Din, Tito La Rosa, Richie Cole, Paul McCandless and Alex de Grassi. He performs on a wide variety of African, Middle Eastern and South American percussion instruments, including the udu, cajon, hang, African talking drum, kalimba and dumbek. Ian has received numerous grants, including a Jazz Performance Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, three recent grants from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (SFFCM) to present musical tribute concerts in honor of jazz legends Woody Shaw, Wayne Shorter and Randy Weston, and multiple grants from the Marin Arts Council.
Ian is very active as a music educator – having presented assemblies to more than 60,000 elementary school students in his four seasons with the San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures in Music program. Ian has delivered comprehensive world music appreciation courses to students at Redwood High School, Tomales High School and to senior citizens through the Osher Life Learning Institute at Dominican University. Ian has also offered his music education programs through numerous nonprofit organizations, including Bread & Roses, Young Imaginations, Youth in Arts and Young Audiences of the Bay Area.