Doug is a critically acclaimed New York jazz guitarist. Since 1987 he has released eleven albums as a leader and has appeared over 60 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.
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 four books on jazz improvisation for Warner Brothers Publicationsand Alfred Music Publications, including one entitled, From Swing to Bebop, that won the Music and Sound Retailers instructional book of the year award in 2000.
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, Javon Jackson, John Riley and many other top jazz performers.
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”
” In sum, Munro displays a hip musicality where discipline, audacity and an ebullient sense of joie de vivre co-mingle with devilish glee. Great Stuff!”
About Swing du Jour
Born into a family of Romani gypsies, in 1910, Django Reinhardt invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called Gypsy Jazz) that has since become a living musical tradition within French gypsy culture. With violinist St