WelcomeWelcome to the website of piano prodigy Dawson Dowdy. Dawson has been playing since age 5, wrote his first composition at age 5 1/2, and made his debut public performance at age 6. He released his first album, October Ace, when he was only 8. All of the selections on the album were Dawson's original musical compositions. Dawson co-wrote the lyrics with his father, the late Robert "Bigs" Dowdy, who was himself an accomplished musician and singer. Dawson was also named a Steinway Piano "Little Maestro" at age 7.
Dawson is a senior at The High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) in Houston, TX. He is majoring in jazz piano. He plays in several jazz combos who perform throughout the Houston and surrounding areas, and he plays regularly in the youth bands at Lakewood Church. Dawson intends to pursue his music career after graduation and is heading to college in the fall of 2015. Dawson will be majoring in composition and piano, and plans to become a composer. Presently, Dawson is studying with well-known Houston musician, Rick Thompson.
If you would like to book Dawson and/or his jazz combo to perform at your next event, please send a message via the Bookings Page.
The audio files (available via the player at the very bottom of this page, and on the 'Music" tab) are some of Dawson's compositions from the October Ace album, featuring Hans Olsen (vocals/harmonica), Los Guys of Phoenix, AZ (drums, guitars, bass), and Dawson's dad, the late Robert 'Bigs' Dowdy (vocals). Dawson is playing an antique Hammond organ on "Dance Across Heaven."
Enjoy some of the music on this new website, and check back often for updates!
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