Brandon Dodge Quintet performs in Carson Mall. Leader Brandon Dodge started playing at the age of 10 when he received a drum kit for Christmas. He sharpened his chops as part of the CHS band program as a member of the jazz, marching, and concert bands. He was a part of the high school all state music performance at UNLV. Brandon can also be found joining in other local groups and jazz jams in the Carson City area.
This spring (2018) he completed his study of percussion with Dr. Andrew Heglund at the UNR with a bachelors degree. He graduated from Carson High School in 2013.
The group eschews the usual “horn-lead” concept of a jazz ensemble and puts more emphasis on the role of percussion.
The group features some great musicians from UNR:
Brandon Dodge – drums, vibraphone, and percussion
Richul Kabir – guitar
Shawn Wang – piano
Addi Quintillano – bass
Rodrigo Tinajero – drums and vibraphone