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Creating a Musical Backdrop to Complement Any Occasion.

Lyrical and non-intrusive. Jazz notes that swirl around while still allowing you to enjoy your special event. The Trio includes the traditional jazz trio of a bass, piano and drums but can also feature other instruments and vocals to suit your needs.


Although based out of Wilmington, North Carolina, The Doug Irving Trio is available nationwide for workshops, master classes, jazz festivals, jazz venues, banquets, convention and conference entertainment, fund raisers, corporate functions, country clubs, private parties, wedding receptions, restaurants, hotels and other special occasions. Please contact us to talk about your event!

Newest Album

The Doug Irving Trio's charity-based album entitled "Heart to Heart" is now for sale.


A message of jazz produced by the legend Joe Chambers and North Carolina jazz musicians.


Each title is a depiction of everyday life experiences we all face daily. North Carolina has produced several great jazz musicians like John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk and their music and message still reaches all four corners of the earth. Sit back and enjoy our message and hear our NC pioneers influence and message flow through us and throughout this entire album.


About  Doug

From Washington, D.C. USA. Douglas Curtis Irving began playing the Trombone at age 13 and performing and composing at age 15. He grew up listening to Classical, Soul, Rock, Jazz, and Gospel music in addition to his mother, Edith B. Harper, playing organ for various churches.

Recorded, arranged and been seen in films including:


  •  Debbie Allen "Stomp-in at the Savoy"

  • Vanessa Williams

  • Mario Van Pebbles

  • Stanley Crouch 

  • "Domestic Disturbance" featuring John Travolta

  • "Monsters Ball" featuring Academy Award winner Halle Berry


As a studio musician:  

  • Rudy and Cynthia Tyson

  • Benny Hill

  • Frank Bongiorno (UNC Recordings)

  • The Jazz Player Magazine

Performed with:

  • Tony Bennett

  • Frankie Valli

  • Cynthia Tyson

  • The Four Tops

  • Eve Cornelius

  • Melba Huston

  • Gospel Artists The Merrill's

  • Donald Lawrence

  • Stephanie Nakasian

  • The North Carolina Symphony 

  • The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

  • Harold Wheeler 

  • Marcus Roberts 

  • Cyrus Chestnut 

  • Rudy Tyson 

  • Hod O'Brien 

  • Sayuri Gato

  • Renard Harper 

  • Israel Bannerman 

  • Ron Free 

  • Alvin Atkins 

  • Will Terrell 

  • Jeremy "BEAN" Clemons 

  • Thomas Taylor

  • Slide Hampton 

  • Jerald Shynett 

  • Clark Terry 

  • Ray Coddington 

  • Brian Miller 

  • Steve Riley 

  • Brian Horton 

  • Ira Wiggins 

  • Gary Bartz 

  • Joe Chambers 

  • Steve Berrios 

  • Wessell "WARM DADDY" Anderson 

  • Eddie Henderson 

  • Delfayo Marsalis

  • Justin Faulkner

  • Countless festivals in America and aboard most notable “The North Sea Jazz Festival”

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