Professional musician, arranger, composer.

  • The definition of excellence.

    Professional bass trombonist, arranger, composer, clinician and educator; it’s hard to find a musician with the same level of experience as Doug Oatley.

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  • 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.

  • The Metrognomes

    19-piece big band with vocalist: Julie Futch, based out of Lexington performing in Kentucky and surrounding areas.

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  • The Metrognomes Jazz Ensemble
  • Brass Impact

    Brass Impact is a band that specializes in R & B, soul, latin, rock and smooth jazz. You can hire the band for dances and concerts.

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  • Brass Impact

Charts, Arrangements, Compositions are available for purchase.

Doug Oatley

Composer and Educator

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    Composition / Arranging Services

    Custom musical arrangements or compositions for any type of ensemble (instrumental or vocal) available.

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    Clinical Services

    Clinical services include orchestration and arranging, jazz band clinics, as well as private or group tutorials.

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