Doug Talley has performed with such jazz luminaries as Jay McShann, Clark Terry, Bob Mintzer, Karrin Allyson Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Bobby Watson, Byron Stripling, Ignacio Berroa, Randy Brecker, Scott Robinson, Eric Marienthal, Gary Foster and Mike Vax. He is a familiar face throughout the Midwest as a jazz performer and educator. Formed in 1995, past performances of the Doug Talley Quartet include the Charlie Christian Jazz Festival, Deep Deuce Jazz Festival, Jazz in June (OK), Dallas Museum of Art, Joslyn Art Museum (NE), Elkhart (IN) Jazz Festival, Fontana Chamber Arts Series (MI), Jazz in the Woods (KS), and the St. Joseph (MO) and Topeka (KS) Jazz Workshops. Talley has also appeared at the 18th & Vine Festival, the Kansas City Jazz and Blues Festival, the Kansas City Spirit Festival, the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival, Mayport (FL) Jazz Festival, and in Las Vegas with The Four Freshman, The Platters and The Diamonds.
Talley is a Selmer saxophone artist and clinician and has worked with numerous college and high school music programs, including the University of Minnesota, University of Kansas, Coe College, Kalamazoo College, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, University of South Dakota, Central Missouri State and Emporia State, among many others. Talley was a faculty member of the Great Plains Jazz Camp for twelve years, and was featured at the 1996 MENC convention in Kansas City directing the Shawnee Mission (Kansas) Honors Jazz Band. He served as a clinician at the 1997 International Association for Jazz Education conference and a faculty member of the IAJE Teacher Training Institute in 2003 and 2006. Honored by Kansas City magazine as one of the "40 Under 40 Who Move and Shake Kansas City in Business, Politics and the Arts," Talley was also recognized in Downbeat magazine "Auditions" in 1986. His discography includes four recordings on the Sea Breeze label for the Trilogy and Boulevard Big Bands as well as the Doug Talley Quartet's four CDs, Town Topic -- "...reminiscent of the Modern Jazz Quartet." (Jam magazine), Night and Day – which received national airplay, Kansas City Suite – a musical depiction of the quartet’s hometown, and By Request, a collection of audience favorites. Talley’s music also appears in the Rob Nillsen film, The Opening. One of the Quartet’s latest projects include involves composing and performing a soundtracks to three Charlie Chaplin short films, and the Alfred Hitchcock silent feature film, The Lodger.
To find out more about Doug, visit: www.dougtalley.com