Doug Munro plays Django Reinhardt
Sunday, March 5, 2017 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Virtuoso guitarist Doug Munro starts the spring season of Serious Jazz Sundays at Arts on the Lake this Sunday, March 5th, at 3 PM, with a program devoted to the music of legendary Djano Reinhardt. A Belgian-born French jazz guitarist and composer Reinhardt toured the United States with Duke Ellington in 1946. He was one of the first important guitar soloists in jazz. Playing with Munro will be Ted Gottsegen.
An established veteran of the New York music scene Munro has released 15 albums as a leader and has appeared on over 75 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 performed by some of the finest players in the world. He has released recordings in many jazz styles including: Soul-Jazz, Organ Trio, Latin and Gypsy Jazz.
The Serious Jazz Series continues on April 2 with Slide Attack and May 7 with Louise Barranger.
Doug Munro plays Django Reinhardt in the News
About the Event
Doug’s latest release, “Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack: The Harry Warren Songbook” is a Gypsy Swing infused tribute to Doug’s great uncle Harry Warren. The CD features guitarists Howard Alden, Vic Juris, Vinny Raniolo, Ted Gottsegen and Ernesto Pugliese along with violinists Howie Bujese and Andrei Matorin and bassists Matt Dwonszyk and Michael Goetz.
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. In 2011 “A Very Gypsy Christmas “was picked as one of the top five holiday releases by the Wall Street Journal.
Doug has written 4 books on jazz improvisation for Alfred Music Publications, including “Swing to Bebop”, which 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, Eric Alexander, John Riley and many other top jazz performers.