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dream feeder (linde+butler+dougherty) live record taping (jazz)

June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


dream feeder is a jazz trio consisting of Brad Linde (saxophone) Keith Butler Jr. (drums) and Nelson Dougherty (guitar). The group’s repertoire consists of compositions contributed by each member. They create a sound that is gentle, unhurried, and expansive, yet also discordant and mysterious. This performance will be recorded and later released as an album.

Brad Linde
Hailed as “the capital city’s contemporary cool king” (Giovanni Russonello, Capitalbop), Brad Linde is a saxophonist, educator, bandleader, and impresario in the Washington DC metro area. He is the director of Jazz and Creative Music at Georgetown Day School and founder/co-director of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra.

Keith Butler Jr.
Having come of age in the cultural melting pot of Wilmington, North Carolina, Keith Butler, Jr. has deep roots in many musical traditions. Due in no small part to his versatility and creativity on the drum set, he has become a mainstay of the Washington D.C. music scene, performing with some of the area’s top bandleaders, including Brian Settles, Saltman/Knowles, Amy K. Bormet, Sarah Hughes, Luke Stewart, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Alex Hamburger, and Stephen Arnold. Butler was also a founding member of adventure music ensemble The New World, and is a member/composer of avant-jazz quartet ¡FIASCO! Butler has composed scores for DC productions of the plays Vietgone, and Venus (a staged reading,) both directed by Natsu Onoda-Power as well as Classic Red, a new play by DC playwright Abigail Chase. Butler released his debut album, Greener Grasses, in April of 2019, and is currently in the finishing stages of his second album. Butler is also a 2022 graduate of the MFA in Music Composition program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Nelson Dougherty
A Washington, DC-based jazz guitarist, composer and educator. He finds the intersection between differing genres of music, often using guitar pedals to create vast soundscapes. He currently co-leads ¡FIASCO! which has released two albums, Arson (2020) and Post-Truth (2021). Both of which were named #1 on Capitol Bop’s list Best D.C. Jazz Albums in their respective years. Nelson’s most recent collaboration is the duo, Tyson (with Saxophonist Tyler Cassidy). Their recent release, Found Audio, explores ambient and soundtrack-like textures.


June 23
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tonal Park
7014-C Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912 United States
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Nelson Dougherty
(225) 610-8737

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