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Doug Ross Bio

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This native of Washington, D.C. has followed an adventurous musical path around the world, from the Caribbean to Asia and all over the U.S.  Doug Ross took up the bass at age 14 to play in his brother's band, and was already in demand playing with many local groups and winning awards by the time he finished high school.  He continued to hone his musical skills in Hollywood under the instruction of Gary Willis, Jeff Berlin, Steve Bailey and other bass greats at the Bass Institute of Technology.  Since graduating with honors from B.I.T. in 1988, Doug has enjoyed a prolific career as a freelance bassist, performing and recording all over the world with diverse artists such as jazz pianist Ron Kobayashi, Motown legend Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Brazilian singer Katia Moraes, rock drummer Gregg Bissonette, and many others.  In 1995, a tour as bassist for Fantasia Musical Circus brought Doug to Japan for the first time.  He fell in love with the country and spent the next seven years performing all over Japan.  From 1998 until 2002, Doug was in charge of the bass program at Fukuoka School of Music, one of Japan's largest music schools.  Currently, Doug resides in Los Angeles, where he performs with numerous acts and teaches bass privately and at Los Angeles Music Academy.  He also holds a top rank certificate in Japanese language proficiency and a business degree from the University of Maryland.  Doug writes a blog on the subject of personal finance for musicians.  His solo album, featuring Brett Garsed, Otmaro Ruiz, Albert Wing and nearly two dozen other guest musicians, was released in October of 2007 on Egad records.


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Doug Ross Video


Solo Bass "Fallen Star"


With Ron Kobayashi "Summertime"


With Jody Fisher "Blues Bass Solo"



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