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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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