Doug Beach has built a career that includes performing (trumpet), teaching, adjudicating, publishing and composing. Inspired by his interest in playing, writing and teaching, in 1975 he established the publishing company which bears his name. Three years later, Doug joined the faculty of Elmhurst College in Illinois as director of jazz studies.
In the years since, his college band has toured Europe often and has appeared with jazz greats Clark Terry, Diane Schuur, Nicholas Payton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Peter Christlieb, Lee Konitz, Louie Bellson, Bobby Shew and others.
In great demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the U.S. and Canada, Doug has also been artist-in-residence on two different occasions for the Illinois Arts Council. In 1996, the Count Basie Orchestra and New York Voices recorded his arrangement of “Cottontail” on a CD that went on to win the Grammy Award for best large jazz ensemble.
Doug’s many compositions are published exclusively through Kendor Music.