Doug and I play jazz standards, original compositions, and jazz arrangements of pop songs. Our large repertoire is suitable for any setting: bars, restaurants, weddings, or other social functions. We have performed many times together, including every other Friday at Delaney’s Restaurant for 5 years, and once or twice monthly at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
Doug is known to long-time Madison music fans as one of the area’s premier professional musicians. He played for many years as the original guitarist for the gypsy jazz group, Harmonious Wail, was the musical director for APT in Spring Green in the 90’s, has accompanied vocalist Michelle DuVall for many years, is a sideman in many local groups, and is first call with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, and Madison Opera for guitar parts. Although he focuses on guitar in our duo, he is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and performs on banjo, mandolin, violin, and piano (he has recorded a piano jazz CD).
These are live recordings. The first one is Cole Porter’s, “Night and Day,” recorded at Delaney’s on a typically lively Friday night.
Next is a recording of “Mary’s Song”from a concert at Capitol Lake’s Grand Hall. I wrote this song for my wife as an anniversary gift.