has been a professional
trumpeter for forty years, having played in the house bands
in Las Vegas and free-lancing in New York City and Houston, Texas.
As a soloist in the Woody Herman and Buddy Rich big bands,
Dotson has also performed alongside Joe Lovano, Joe Henderson, Marvin Stamm and David Liebman, among others, and has performed in big bands with Carl Fontana, Bobby Shew,
Tom Harrell, and Kenny Wheeler.