Born: October 11, 1956 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence spent over 20 years as one of the most in-demand jazz musicians in New York City. Among the artists he has performed and recorded with include - Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Cobb's Mob, Sarah Vaughan, Buck Clayton, Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Wild Bill Davis, Benny Carter, Bobby Short, Patti Austin, Grover Mitchell, The Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra, Dennis Mackrel's Manhatten Jazz Orchestra, George Bensen and many others.
Doug has performed on six continents at virtually every major concert hall, jazz club and jazz festival in the world, including - Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, The Blue Notes in Japan, Italy and New York, The Village Vangaurd, Blues Alley, Birdland, The North Sea Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Newport, Chicago, Montreal, New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles and Nice Jazz Festivals and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to mention just a few. Doug has also performed for 4 American Presidents, including both of President Clinton's Inaugurals....