"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know."
-- Louis Armstrong
Skip Dolt’s love of jazz and big band music was cultivated early in life. Growing up "down in the west Texas town of El Paso", he was selected to perform in the 1985 Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble and went on to play in the Texas Christian University Jazz Ensemble for four years. In 2012, he performed with The Curt Wilson Alumni Jazz Band at The Royal College of Music in London and The American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy. In 2015, he traveled again with The Curt Wilson Alumni Jazz Band to perform at the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, and The Jazz a Juan Festival in Antibes, France. Skip was honored as the 2014 inductee into the TCU Band of Fame.
Skip became a part of the Atlanta Swing Orchestra in 2006 and plays lead trombone. He also serves as the band’s emcee. Prior to the Atlanta Swing Orchestra, he was a member of The Callanwolde Concert Band in Atlanta.
When he's not playing trombone, Skip pursues his hobby as a local dentist where he maintains a practice with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, digitally-guided dental implants, and computer designed/robotically-milled one-visit dental restorations.