Douglas J. Neel is a multi-instrumentalist from Columbus, OH, who specializes in performance and education.
As a freelance musician, Douglas has performed with numerous artists/ensembles/groups throughout the region, including Trio NOT, the Michael Shirtz 4tet, The Harmony Project, The Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Walt Sanders & The Cadillac Band, Canta BRASIL, The Pinup Project, The Conspiracy Band, Yumbambé, Paul Brown’s Science Gravy Orchestra, Central Ohio Brass Band, The Dominion Brass, the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, the Student Loan, Soul Kitch’n, Matt King & The Roustabout Band, and the Broadway touring shows of Hairspray, A Chorus Line, and Chicago. Additionally, Douglas has shared the stage with such greats as Melissa Manchester, Mary McClendon, Jay Ashby, Elizabeth Von Trapp, Ernie Krivda, Aretha Franklin, Mark Gridley, the Urban Jazz Coalition, and continues to lead his own Trio/4tet on a variety of performances.
Currently, Douglas is on the Adjunct Faculty at Capital University- Conservatory of Music (Instructor of Jazz/Contemporary Guitar and Rock Ensemble director), Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (Instructor of Guitar, Bass, and Low Brass), and the Univ. of Findlay (Instructor of Guitar & Electric Bass). Douglas has also served on the faculty at Bowling Green State University and Terra State Community College during his career.
In addition to being an Affiliated Educator for Benedetto Guitars, Douglas is also an Edwards Trombones Affiliated Artist, and performs throughout the region as a trombonist, 7-string guitarist, and bassist. He holds degrees from the Capital University- Conservatory of Music (BM, Music Performance) and Bowling Green State University- College of Musical Arts (MM, Dual Specialization).
Fantastic interview and review of "Balance" by Mr. Tim Campbell of ION Indie Magazine!!! Read the article HERE!!!
Amazing write-up on the new album, "Balance," courtesy of Mr. Andrew Patton at JazzColumbus.com!!! Read the article HERE!!!
Ladies & Gents!!!!
SUPER EXCITED to announce that my recently released album, "Balance," is now available HERE:
Also, be sure to look for "Balance" on Pandora and other streaming outlets.
Be sure to keep visiting www.douglasjneel.com for news, shows, updates, and/or to stream the album live!!!
Thank you ALL for your continued love and support!!!
Following months of hard work, I am releasing my first solo CD, "Balance," available NOW at CDBaby.com and soon on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
Follow the link HERE for purchasing & downloading information!!!
Stay tuned for info on availability of physical copies and the forthcoming CD Release Show @ Dick's Den (7/19/17)!!!!!!
People of Earth!!!
I have just received the FIRST ROUND of mixes/edits for the album, and everything is sounding GREAT, thanks to Chad Loughrige. Album should be ready for distribution by end of May, if not sooner.
Stay tuned, folks!!!
Welcome to the newly renovated digital home of Douglas Neel!!! Feel free to check out all the new pics, sounds/vids, updated bio, AND updated calendar!
Also, be on the lookout for my NEW ALBUM, "Balance," coming out late Spring 2017!!! Featuring all original tunes and a STACKED band, you'll want to add this album to your listening list!
As always, stay tuned for more updates and announcements! Love to you all!
I'm VERY excited to announce the forthcoming release of an album I've been honored to produce and play on: Michael Shirtz's "Blue Skies"!!! Please follow the link HERE for all the details on the album, including musicians' profiles, AND be sure to read all the info. on the forthcoming CD Release Show on February 23rd @ The Sandusky State Theater!
Hope to see you soon!!!