As a bass trombonist, Doug has played with entertainment celebrities such as Bob Hope, Vicki Carr, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. of the Fifth Dimension, trombonist Urbie Green, Stan Kenton and many more. Doug performs on a regular basis in gigs such as A Chorus Line and with professional groups such as Brass Impact and The Metrognomes of Lexington, KY.
As an arranger and composer, Doug writes for The Metrognomes Jazz Ensemble. His most acclaimed compositions include “A Little More Salsa, Please” and “Backburner." As far as arrangements go, it’s hard to find a better one than Oatley’s, Malaguena. The multi-odd-meter tango has impressed musicians and audiences everywhere. It’s impossible to listen to it and not be inspired.