Richard Dole is a an active bass trombone and tenor trombone performer and educator in Indianapolis and the surrounding region. He has toured or performed with Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Steve Lawrence/Edie Gormé, Barry Manilow, the Hollywood Concert Orchestra 2014 China Tour, and in 2008 traveled with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Egypt for U.S. State Department Tour. He performs with several regional orchestras including the Carmel Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, the Illinois Symphony, Danville Illinois Symphony, and the Anderson Symphony Orchestra. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance and a Masters degree in Jazz Studies at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with Mr. M. Dee Stewart, Mr. Ed Anderson, and Dr. David N. Baker. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance at University of Illinois where he is the Teaching Assistant for trombonist Jim Pugh. Mr. Dole is currently the jazz trombone instructor at Butler University and can be heard each Wednesday at 9pm on WICR 88.7 as co-host of the jazz radio show, “Have You Heard”. The podcast of the radio show can be found online: haveyouheardjazz.com. Mr. Dole resides in Indianapolis with his wife Stacy and their two beautiful children, Griffin and Ellington.