Alex Dugdale was adopted from Cali, Colombia and raised in Seattle WA. After graduating from Roosevelt High School in 2008, Alex studied saxophone performance at the Eastman school of music in Rochester NY. He returned to Seattle in 2013, forming his own jazz quintet and becoming a first call performer with many of Seattle’s finest bands including the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and The Seattle Symphony.
Alex is also a passionate educator teaching both tap dance and music as a full time teacher and guest educator for the last decade. He currently teaches elementary band and orchestra for Seattle Public Schools and Tap Dance courses for the University of Washington dance department.
Looking to hire a band with a 'WOW' factor (and tap dancing)? While FADE can keep things toned down to add to an intimate, private ambiance quite easily, we enjoy bringing the party to life with original songs written by Alex Dugdale, jazz standards, funk, and swing tunes with some pop numbers thrown in as well. Members of FADE are serious about having fun, being professional, and providing the best entertainment experience possible - all without sacrificing the quality of the music.
Alex Dugdale has been featured on the cover of Earshot Magazine, has performed in jazz and tap dance festivals across the United States, and also performs with Seattle's renowned Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Members of FADE have performed extensively internationally and in New York with some of the best names in jazz and are regularly featured on Seattle's jazz radio station 88.5 KNKX.