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Douglas Richeson, Bassist (acoustic, electric)
International Recording and Touring Artist
Birth Date 8-23-52
1890 Columbus Road
Granville, Ohio 43023
Home 740-587-3551, Cell 740-398-8737
E-mail address - BassScroll@aol.com
Mr. Richeson lives near Columbus, Ohio. He freelances nationally and Internationally as a musician and teacher of Classical, Jazz and Contemporary Music on his instruments, the String Bass and Electric Bass. He has recorded on several recordings, performing on Electric and String Bass. Performing in a variety of venues with many jazz greats, to name a few: Tony Bennett, Ralph Sharon, Count Basie Orchestra with Tony Bennett, Phil Collins Big Band with Quincy Jones, Gene Bertoncini, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Jimmy Heath, Jack Jones, Sammy Nestico with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra and many more. Mr. Richeson was the Bass Instructor at Capital University, Conservatory of Music 1987-93. Summer of 1999 and 2006 he was a guest clinician at the American School of Double Bass. He is currently teaching Bass at Denison University, School of Music.

Doug Richeson Photo Mr. Richeson in May of 1993 through July 1997 joined the "Tony Bennett" organization. Touring three hundred days a year in the States and Internationally. Recording on three CD's, "Steppin Out", "M.T.V. Unplugged" and "Here's to the Ladies." All were Grammy award winning recordings with Album of the year for "M.T.V. Unplugged." Douglas has also recorded on "The Ralph Sharon Trio Swings the Sammy Cahn Songbook" with guest art ist Gerry Mulligan, "Portrait of Harold" the Harold Arlen Songbook and "The Ralph Sharon Trio plays the Harry Warren Songbook." Douglas has also recorded for Movie and Television sound tracks and has performed several times at the White House for the President of the United States.

After leaving Tony Bennett in July 1997, Douglas has continued to perform and record with great musicians. The summers of 1996 and 1998, Mr. Richeson was on tour with the "Phil Collins Big Band" with such guests as vocalist Oleta Adams, saxophonists Gerald Albright, James Carter and pianist George Duke. The twenty piece jazz big band toured the United States and Europe. A live recording was made and released on the Atlantic label, "A Hot Night in Paris." Douglas performed on string bass and electric bass for that tour. The most recent recording is "February's Promise" by local pianist Mark Flugge.

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