Gene Dobbs Bradford For over 25 years, Gene Dobbs Bradford has been electrifying audiences with his unique blend of blues, jazz, rock, funk and soul. A classically trained musician, Gene studied double bass at the famed Eastman School of Music. One evening while sitting in his dorm room listening to Muddy Waters, he decided to buy a harmonica and play the blues. He brings an eclectic mix of sounds he has encountered on his blues journey to the stage for powerhouse performances.