Born: September 10, 1959 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
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.
Talley is a Selmer saxophone artist and clinician and has worked with numerous college and high school music programs, including the University of Minnesota, University of Kansas, Coe College, Kalamazoo College, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, University of South Dakota, Central Missouri State and Emporia State, among many others. Talley was a faculty member of the Great Plains Jazz Camp for twelve years, and was featured at the 1996 MENC convention in Kansas City directing the Shawnee Mission (Kansas) Honors Jazz Band. He served as a clinician at the 1997 International Association for Jazz Education conference and a faculty member of the IAJE Teacher Training Institute in 2003 and 2006.
Honored by Kansas City magazine as one of the 40 Under 40 Who Move and Shake Kansas City in Business, Politics and the Arts, Talley was also recognized in Downbeat magazine Auditions in 1986. His discography includes four recordings on the Sea Breeze label for the Trilogy and Boulevard Big Bands as well as the Doug Talley Quartet's four CDs, Town Topic -- ...reminiscent of the Modern Jazz Quartet. (Jam magazine), Night and Day--which received national airplay, Kansas City Suite--a musical depiction of the quartet’s hometown, and By Request, a collection of audience favorites. One of the Quartet’s latest projects include involves composing and performing a soundtrack to the Hitchcock silent film, The Lodger. The Quartet is also completing a set of interactive educational jazz clinics and workshops which target a variety of audiences. Please visit www.dougtalley.com to learn more about the Doug Talley Quartet
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
Kansas City Jazz Orchestra
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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