About Doug

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Doug has been an active part of the musical community since his mid-teens. He began studying trumpet at age 12 with his father. This lasted for four days, after which he began studies with Bill Dimmer (assistant principal trumpet, ESO), a relationship that has lasted from then to the present day. He studied trumpet and jazz performance at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton and Moorehead State University in Kentucky. Doug has been privileged to perform with many great musicians, including Peabo Bryson, Aaron Nevile, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and has traveled widely working as a Bandmaster for Princess Cruises and as Musical Director aboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2. Currently Doug resides in Edmonton, Alberta with his daughters and can be found performing and teaching throughout Alberta.



Doug plays a Jupiter XO 1600I-S trumpet for lead and commercial work and a Yamaha trumpet for the "legit" side of things. Doug plays an assortment of mouthpieces consisting primarily of Monette mouthpieces, and Ingram mouthpieces.


Doug plays a Fender Marcus Miller Jazz 4-string bass guitar. Doug's double bass is of unknown origin but plays just right. Doug plays on a Markbass Mini CMD 121P and uses a David Gage Realist pickup.