Doug's experiences in mastering his craft span over 30 years. After studying privately with the legendary jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson, Doug completed studies at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music both in Boston, MA. He has performed with a long list of world renowned artists, some of which include George Russell, Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey, Frank Foster, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Machito, Tito Puente, Jack McDuff, Quincy Jones, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Diane Schuur and Nancy Wilson. His tenure with the Lionel Hampton Band lasted from 1982 through 1988, during which time, he served as lead tenor saxophonist as well as composer/arranger. He also functioned as the Musical Director for ‘Hamp’, a role he is particularly proud of.
Doug has performed at virtually every major jazz festival in the world, including the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho, and at legendary venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the famed Village Vanguard in NYC. He is listed in the Leonard Feather/Ira Gitler 'Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz'.
Doug has recorded with many artists including George Russell, Lionel Hampton, The Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Lena Home, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Manhattan Transfer, and the New York Voices (on which his arranging talents contributed to this recording receiving a Grammy Award.)
Mr. Miller has been a clinician for over 25 years at places such as the now defunct International Association of Jazz Educators conventions, Kansas State University, Hampton University, Norfolk State University and La Escuela Moderna de Musica in Santiago, Chile. He is currently a tenor saxophonist, arranger, and also serves as Road Manager for the World Famous Count Basie Orchestra. In addition, he is on the faculty of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Doug performed with Lionel Hampton from from 1982 to 1988.