First Solo Vocal Performance: Age 3

First Piano Lesson: Age 4

Evolution: Classical > Jazz > Latin > R&B > Pop

Studies:

  • CSU Northridge
  • 20 Years Private Studies

Awards:

  • Jr. High & High School Perennial Sacramento Area Honor Band Member
  • University of the Pacific Music Camp Outstanding Male Musician 1984 & 1985
  • SAMMIE Award Winner in Latin Category 1997

Performances: Continually performing at public and private events since 1985 including weddings, parties, corporate events, and concerts.

Concert Performances:

  • Sacramento Cal Expo Jazz Festival 1999
  • Tahoe Jazz Festival 2000
  • Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival 2002
  • JVC Concord Jazz Festival 2002
  • Fesitval de la Familia 2004
  • Crocker Art Museum 3rd Thursday Series
  • Auburn Jazz Festival this June 12, 2004

Benefit Performances:

  • W.E.A.V.E. (w/ Local Heroes) 1994-1997
  • Sacramento Emergency Housing and Shelter (w/ Local Heroes) 1994-1998
  • Cancer Stem Cell Research 2002

Groups Directed:

  • Suavè with the Braxton Brothers (Fairfield Based) 1986-1989
  • Local Heroes (Sacramento Based) 1993-1998

Opened For: David Benoit, Keiko Matsui, Spyro Gyra, Ray Obiedo, Joe Sample, Jimmy Smith to name a few.

Recent Activity: Doug performs regularly around the Sacramento and Bay areas at parties, events, and most recently at the Crocker Art Museum's 3rd Thursday Series. (back to top)