Featured soloist with:
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Cleveland POPS Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Bill Ransom Jazz Quintet, The MOTION, Regis Bookshar Trumpet Ensemble, Metropolitan Brass Quintet, Northern Jazz Sextet.
I've taught at:
Akron, Ashland College, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Music
Settlement, PSALMIST School of Music, SUMMIT Academy, and the elementary/middle/ and high schools of Barberton, Firestone, Highland, Revere and Wadsworth, OH.
My students are performing with:
BEJING (China) Symphony, CHICAGO Symphony, DALLAS Symphony, OREGON Symphony, SAN FRANCISCO Symphony, Artie Shaw Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Glen Miller Orchestra,
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, The JAZZ HERITAGE Orchestra, U.S. MARINE Band,
DALLAS Brass, COLUMBIA Brass, The TEMPTATIONS, Manhattan Transfer, among many others.
Friend and mentor, Bob Washut
"Doug's unique approach to learning Jazz - by focusing not just on technical concepts but on historical and psychological components as well - moved me toward understanding and expressing music in my own voice faster than I thought possible. He possesses the critical and rare skills of an effective teacher/coach, guiding you through and improving deficits, while at the same time encouraging and magnifying strengths!"
- CRAIG MARKHAM
The Dog Whisperer,
Saxophone with: Al Greene, UB40, Buddy Guy, Cheap Trick, JCBB
"Doug is an amazing man that puts his children and
friends before himself...(he) has had such an influence on me that I would not be who
I am without him. He has taught me how to love without wanting anything
in return...He helped me find what I
wanted most in life: to help people who cannot help themselves. I owe
my life to this man who I see as my friend, hero, and even a father."
Former vocal student
"You were my family...I've never
forgotten the friendship, the lessons...the gigs you referred me for...I will always remember and be appreciative/thankful I had someone that cared to help me every
time things got difficult. You taught me about humanity, working hard,
and helping others help themselves. For that, my friend, may the good
karma come your way for eternity...."
- Greg Garrett
Trumpet soloist with: OREGON Symphony, Artie Shaw Orchestra, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Columbia Brass, Diane Reeves
"This "young pup" Huey came in and taught us old dogs a few new tricks!" (CCC Metro Jazz Ensemble-1989)
Andy Anderson - Duke Ellington, Nat "King" Cole
Tommy Allen - Don Redman, Lionel Hampton