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Born: September 10, 1959    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Doug Talley

Doug Talley has performed with such jazz luminaries as Jay McShann, Clark Terry, Bob Mintzer, Karrin Allyson Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Bobby Watson, Byron Stripling, Ignacio Berroa, Randy Brecker, Scott Robinson Gary Foster and Mike Vax. He is a familiar face throughout the Midwest as a jazz performer and educator.

Formed in 1995, past performances of the Doug Talley Quartet include the Charlie Christian Jazz Festival, Deep Deuce Jazz Festival, Jazz in June (OK), Dallas Museum of Art, Joslyn Art Museum (NE), Elkhart (IN) Jazz Festival, Fontana Chamber Arts Series (MI), Jazz in the Woods (KS), and the St. Joseph (MO) and Topeka (KS) Jazz Workshops. Talley has also appeared at the 18th & Vine Festival, the Kansas City Jazz and Blues Festival, the Kansas City Spirit Festival, the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival, Mayport (FL) Jazz Festival, and in Las Vegas with The Four Freshman, The Platters and The Diamonds....
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”Talley has absorbed the post bop traditions of Coltrane and Rollins, added the warmth of Dexter Gordon and the flourishes of Stan Getz, and developed his own harmonic and wonderfully melodic approach.” --Mark E. Gallo, Jazz Review
As a Leader

By Request
Serpentine
2005
Tracks: Get Out Of Town - Cole Porter; Harry Fox - Talley; Take Five - Paul Desmond; Very Early - Bill Evans; Little Sheep - Talley; Giant Steps - John Coltrane; Donna Lean - Parker / Brewer; In A Sentimental Mood - Ellington; I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Rodgers & Hart; Caravan - Ellington / Tizol.
Personnel: Doug Talley: saxophones, Wayne Hawkins: piano, Tim Brewer: bass, Keith Kavanaugh: drums.

As A Side Musician

Take One
Kansas City Jazz Orchestra
2004
Tracks: Vine Street Rumble; I Just Found Out About Love; Take The A Train; Michelle; We'll Be Together Again; Cute; Jenny; You Make Me Feel So Young; Tee Pee Time; Corner Pocket; Come Sunday; One O'Clock Jump.
Personnel: Jim Mair: music director, alto saxophone; Harold Jones: drum set; Lisa Henry: vocals; Bob Long: lead alto saxophone, flute; Greg Briggs: alto saxophone, flute; Doug Talley: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute; David Chael: tenor saxophone, flute; Kerry Strayer: baritone saxophone, flute; Steve Molloy: trumpet, Bob Harvey: trumpet; Jay Sollenberger: trumpet; Stan Kessler: trumpet; Jeff Hamer: trombone; Paul McKee: trombone; Stephanie Cox: trombone; Lee Hill Kavanaugh: bass trombone; Charles Williams: piano; Rod Fleeman: guitar; Theodore Wilson: bass.

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