38 years playing sax, clarinet, and flute. I have a Jazz background, and play many styles, including Afro-Cuban, Brazilian (Bossa, Samba, MPB, Choro, and other Brazilian styles), Reggae, and Afro-Pop. I've played for Musical Theater, and have performed in Concert Bands, Orchestras, and Chamber Music settings. See the "About" page on my website for groups I've played with.
I am located in the San Francisco Bay Area (Benicia). I'm available for performance and recording. Travel ok. Pricing based on distance and time commitment.

Screen name:
John Douglas
Member since:
Feb 07 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Tower of Power, Maceo Parker, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Art Tatum, McCoy Tyner, Phil Woods, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, Tom Jobim, Baden Powell, Guinga, Joyce, Banda Mantiqueira, Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti

Instrument experience:



Alto, Soprano, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones
Flute, Piccolo
Bb Clarinet
Hand Percussion, including Cowbell, Agogo, Tambourim (Brazilian), various Shakers, Claves, Triangle, and Cuica.
Shure SM57 (+stand and cable), Mackie SRM150
MacBook w/Logic Pro, M-Audio Nova Mic, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4