Tom Duncan, “Dr. Dubious” has died at 81

Tom DuncanThomas Lee Duncan, the eponymous Dr. Dubious, died on November 29th, he was 81. A clarinet player, he was born in Cleveland, OH but relocated to New Jersey in 1978 and became deeply involved with his adopted community. In 1998 he founded Dr. Dubious & the Agnostics to play dixieland jazz around the New York Metro and Tri-State area.

The band became well known and well regarded and continues to appear at event of all kinds when a 1920s theme, New Orleans theme, or just a good time is desired. Despite the band’s name he was deeply involved with the Unitarian Church in Paramus, NJ. He also sang with the NJ Choral Society and the singing group the Chanteurs. He served on several local committees. His place in the band was recently filled by the well known clarinetist Joe Licari, but Tom Duncan performed one last time on November 20th to a packed house.

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