DWAYNE DUGGER - Bruno Mars' Hooligans


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The mouthpieces are one of kind. Having tried many types of mouthpieces of the years, Theo Wanne products embody all the great qualities of a great piece; tone, projection and color.

Biography

Born and raised in New York City. My parent's instilled a love for music at a young age with piano lessons and recitals. Performed in concert band, jazz band and musical pits in high school.

Inspiration

What is your experience when you feel connected into the music?
Born and raised in New York City. My parent's instilled a love for music at a young age with piano lessons and recitals. Performed in concert band, jazz band and musical pits in high school.

What is your experience of when you don't feel connected to your music?
Sheer boredom but I just have to push through it to find that inspiration again.

Where does your inspiration comes from? What does it feel like?
It comes from my family. My beautiful wife and son inspire me to be great.

What is your experience while improvising? Does it relate to any spirituality you may practice in your life?
There is something visceral about improvising. Its just me and the physical space, somehow working to make it magical.

Where does your inspiration while composing come from? What is your experience of that inspiration like?
Philosophically speaking, composing is intuitively listening to what is already written in the universe. I draw inspiration from the great composers before me.

Do you have any fun stories of inspirational moments to share?
My old band played a gig which Bill Cosby hosted. Backstage he told me I will never be Coltrane but I can always be myself. Inspired me from then on to find my voice.

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