Professional bass trombonist, arranger, composer, clinician and educator; it’s hard to find a musician with the same level of experience as Doug Oatley. As a bass trombonist, Doug has played with entertainment celebrities such as Bob Hope, Vicki Carr, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. of the Fifth Dimension, trombonist Urbie Green, Stan Kenton and many more. Doug performs on a regular basis in gigs such as A Chorus Line and with professional groups such as Big City Groove and the Metrognomes of Lexington, KY.
As an arranger/composer, Doug writes for the 11-piece band, Big City Groove and big band, The Metrognomes. His most acclaimed compositions includes “A Little More Salsa, Please” and “Backburner” as performed by the Metrognomes. As far as arrangements go, it’s hard to find a better one than Oatley’s, Malaguena. The multi-odd-meter tango has impressed musicians and audiences everywhere. It’s impossible to listen to it and not be inspired.
Doug is the musical arranger/composer and director of the Metrognomes big band, a professional 19 piece jazz ensemble and vocalist. His library of music is available to the public for purchase. Many levels of musical proficiency are available in the library, so contact Doug to discuss your music needs or to hire the band.
This 11-piece band features an array of professional musicians who have come together to bring you memory-making good times! You'll hear all of your favorite songs from the 60s, 70s and more! Big City Groove is currently for hire, just contact Doug.
On the collegiate level, Doug has composed and arranged several musical compositions for the University of Kentucky Trombone Choir. The first of these were premiered at the national Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington D.C. His arrangements have become a part of their repertoire they travel the nation.
Berea College showcased the kind of consulting work Doug offers to public school and college ensembles. This work, highlighted the Berea College Symphonic and Jazz Bands. It was presented in a concert as the culmination of many workshops that focused on stylistic performance and wind ensemble concepts.
The wikipedia article on Doug Oatley will be available soon. It's an exhaustive article, exploring every facet of his history. If you'd like to contribute to the article, contact us.
We will make a pdf copy of Doug's resume, available soon. In the meantime, contact him for a copy.