About Doug

Doug Booth is both an instructor and a performer of guitar and bass. Beginning at the age of ten, Doug has studied piano, flute, and percussion, in addition to the bass and guitar. Interested in many different styles of music, he eventually found that his ear "bent" towards the jazz guitar styles of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and early George Benson. By age fifteen, Doug was chosen to play with the Santa Clara Honor Jazz Band and a year later with the California All State Jazz Band. You can hear Doug Booth on a variety of recordings including the recordings of the jazz fusion group Ars Nova and Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally's internationally released CD's. Mr. Booth has performed in productions with both Tony and Grammy award winning artists. Doug performed locally, nationally and internationally with "Rockola." for 23 years until his recent departure. He also played keyboards and guitar with "The Steely Damned." for 18 years. Doug owns Sound Booth Productions, a business that provides sound reinforcement and lighting for special events. In addition, Doug uses recording software including; Cakewalk, Music Time, Pro Tools and Garage Band in recording projects. Mr. Booth has also been a founding member of the Grossmont College Music Department Faculty Jazz Quintet called Ars Nova. Doug Booth has been a member of the Grossmont College Music Faculty since 1991. His classes include Class Guitar I-IV, Bass Guitar and Music Theory for Guitar I and II. For the past 8 years Doug has taken on the task of teaching Introduction to Music Production Technology, guitar and Computerized Graphic Design at Point Loma High School in San Diego, Ca.

1 comment:

  1. I'm your brother brad's teacher friend from Palo Alto. I wanted to meet you and see the apples fell similarly. If so I know I would enjoy your company. However, I missed you. I had rugby practice til after 9:00 and on your website it says you play to 10:00, but I guess that needs updating for fall. I arrived to a very quiet Kona Kia. Wasn't meant to be I guess.