Doug Maher has performed as a jazz guitarist for over 35 years throughout New England, Washington D.C. and South Florida. His career highlights include The Hartford CT Jazz Festival, The Collinsville CT Jazz Festival and the Ikutsk Jazz Festival in Ikutsk, Siberia. His jazz musical influences include guitarists Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Kurt Rosenwinkel, saxophonists John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson and trumpeters Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard. Doug performs his original compositions and selections from a variety of jazz and American standard song styles. As an adjunct instructor of jazz guitar at the University of Connecticut, his musical experiences include clinics in support of Dick Oatts, Jeff Hamilton, Dave Samuels, Ernie Watts, Scott Wendholt, Mark Turner, Denis DiBlassio, and John Mosca, Doug has performed with Earl MacDonald, Jimmy Greene, Kris Allen, Dave Santoro, Steve Davis, Chris Brubeck, Diane Mower, Norman Johnson and Paul Brown. He also enjoys performing with the new generation of rising jazz musicians including Matt and Atla DeChamplain, Adam Cote, Matt Dwonszyk and Jonathan Barber. Doug began his career as the guitarist with “The Army Blues,” the Jazz Ensemble of the U.S. Army Band in Washington, D.C. performing at The White House and concerts throughout the United States.
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