Doug Stone

Jazz saxophonist, Doug Stone received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University. While at NIU he performed with jazz legends Frank Wes, Frank Foster, Benny Golson, Rufus Reid, Ed Thigpen, Larry Ridley and others. Stone also led the university’s top combo as well as his own groups featuring his original works. He has performed with trombonist, composer/arranger Joey Sellers and Panoramic, a world-jazz group co-led by steel pan virtuoso Liam Teague and pianist/percussionist Robert Chappell. In 2004-2005 Doug toured with Maynard Ferguson and the Big Bop Nouveau and has led his own groups in the Chicago area. Doug has written several pieces for big band and his works have been featured with the Central Illinois Jazz Train Orchestra, the University of Missouri Columbia Jazz Band, the Normandale Community College Jazz Band, The Eastman Jazz Ensemble, and vocalist Kathy Kosins. Doug has recorded with numerous groups including the Sam Craine Quartet, the Dave Hoffman Sextet, the NIU Jazz Ensemble and Jazztet, the Jazz Arranging Syndicate, Scantily Clad, Birch Creek Academy Big Band, the Ed Breazeale Group, the Ji Young Lee Quartet, the Stuart Mindeman Group, Panoramic, Quintopus, and the Rick Holland Little Big Band. Currently a student at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), he is working on a master’s degree in jazz performance and music education. He plays in Rochester with the Dave Rivello Ensemble, Quintopus, and the Westview Project

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