Christopher Barrick, saxophone
Tommy Dobbs, percussion
Escape, Marc Mellits
"Peridot" for Alto Saxophone and Vibraphone/Pipeophone*, Jamie Wind Whitmarsh
Founded in 2014, Duo Breedlove is a saxophone and percussion duo comprised of faculty members at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Christopher Barrick serves as the head of the Department of Music, and the James & Ann Bumpass Distinguished Chair of Music at UAFS. As associate professor of music, he directs the UAFS Jazz Band and teaches applied saxophone. He is a regular performer at the International Saxophone Symposium and North American Saxophone Alliance conferences. Originally from New Jersey, Barrick holds music degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Tennessee and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tommy Dobbs is Instructor of Music at UAFS, where he teaches the percussion studio and directs the Lions Athletic Band. He holds doctorate and master’s degrees in percussion from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Florida. Dobbs is co-principal percussionist with the Fort Smith Symphony.
* denotes World Premiere.