Brad McDougall has held the position of bass trombonist with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra since 1999 and has also performed regionally with the Oak Ridge Symphony and Symphony of the Mountains. He is also a member of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and has performed with the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra (currently Vanguard Jazz Orchestra), Ed Palermo Big Band, Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band, Doc Severinsen, Musica Sacra, Robert Shaw Chorale, the Ft. Lauderdale Symphony, Miami Beach Symphony, and Palm Beach Symphony.
Originally from Rockford, Illinois, Brad received his performance degree from the University of Miami. His teachers include Charles Knight, Charles Campbell, Alan Raph and Hal Janks. Brad toured with the jazz nonet “Matrix” for four years and recorded albums for Warner Bros., RCA, Pablo and Summit Records. He also toured with the national Bus and Truck company of A Chorus Line before moving to New York City. Brad was a frequent substitute on many New York Broadway shows and played the last eight years of the original run of A Chorus Line at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway.
Brad lives with his family in historic South Knoxville and is a custom home builder and remodeler. He and his brother own McDougall Bros. Construction, Inc. and their projects have been featured on two DIY Network shows. For information visit www.mcdougallbros.com.