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Born in Louisiana and raised in New Mexico, tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence spent over 25 years making a name for himself in New York City. Doug has performed and recorded with a number of iconic artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Buck Clayton, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Wild Bill Davis, Benny Goodman, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Cobb and others. For the last 20+ years Doug has been the featured tenor saxophone soloist with the Legendary18-time Grammy® winning Count Basie Orchestra.

Doug continues to perform and record with many of todays leading artists including Andra Day, Ledisi, Lady Gaga, Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jamie Cullum and more, as well as keeping a busy schedule touring the world performing and recording as a featured solo artist and leader of his own bands.