Doug is a critically acclaimed New York jazz guitarist. Since 1987 he has released eleven albums as a leader and has appeared on over 50 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger working with a diverse array of artists including Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Doug has over 75 original published compositions and over 300 recorded arrangements by the finest players on the scene today. His current CD Big Boss Bossa Nova 2.0 has garnered rave reviews from critics, fans, and musicians. Doug continues to actively perform with close to 100 live dates per year.
In the recording field Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards. Amazon.com picked Boogaloo to Beck , on which Doug performed, arranged, and co-produced, as one of its Top Ten Jazz CD’s of 2003. Doug also did orchestration work on the Oscar winning documentary When We Were Kings.
Doug has written three books on jazz improvisation for Warner Brothers Publications, including one entitled, From Swing to Bebop, that won the Music and Sound Retailers instructional book of the year award in 2000. He has just his first book with Alfred Music entitled The Total Latin Guitarist.
As an educator Doug created and was Director of the Jazz Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College from 1993-2002. He continues to teach there as Director Emeritus. This esteemed jazz program boasts a faculty that includes John Abercrombie, Todd Coolman, Jon Faddis, Eric Alexander, John Riley and many other top jazz performers.
I endorse Godin Guitars and LaBella strings
Having worked with a veritable Who’s Who of Jazz and Soul
artists Doug has garnered high praise from both his fellow
artists and the press.
“Doug Munro... well he can flat out play!” Dr. Lonnie Smith
Doug Munro is a tremendously talented guitarist and
composer who deserves the ears of a larger audience
“Doug Munro is one of the finest Guitarist I've heard
perform. His music is great to listen to, very entertaining,
funky, danceable, not to mention his straight ahead groove.
Doug is just GREAT!!!”
Doug Munro plays in the tradition, but he has his own voice,
combining elements of mainstream jazz guitar, Brazilian
bossa nova and classical music
Willing to teach
As an educator Doug created and was Director of the Jazz
Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase
College from 1993-2002. He continues to teach there as
Director Emeritus. This esteemed jazz program boasts a
faculty that includes John Abercrombie, Todd Coolman, Jon
Faddis, Eric Alexander, John Riley and many other top jazz
Here are two clinics/seminars I have done in the US and
Title: Pentatonics : the Bridge between Jazz and Blues
This Seminar would show the history, power and immediate
connection pentatonic scales have with all of popular music
whether it is jazz, blues, funk, Latin or rock