Composer and multi-instrumentalist Doug Robinson grew up in San Diego, CA. An award-wining big band drummer throughout high school, Doug was also performing and recording at a professional level on several other instruments by the time he was 18.
He had a 15-year apprenticeship with bebop trombone legend Frank Rehak (Miles Davis, John Coltrane). In 2004, Doug moved to San Miguel de Allende and has been producing sold out concerts around Mexico ever since.
Doug has released several independent CDs on his own label including critically-acclaimed titles featuring jazz legends like Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, John Patitucci and others.
What the critics are saying:
“While Robinson has technical facility to spare, feeling is primary in his music.”
“Unpretentious, refreshing innovation in jazz…”
San Diego Troubadour
“It’s apparent that a great deal of thought went into these compositions, each one standing out as a unique creation. In the space of a few minutes, Robinson makes a strong musical statement and is able to take his listeners on musical excursions that are sometimes somber, sometimes slightly whimsical, but always intriguing. “
“Doug Robinson continues to redefine the unique musical language he brought with him when he relocated from California to Mexico. His new environment has provided him with great inspiration, and he employs the new colors from this palette with intelligence and charm. He writes from the heart.“
“The controlled nature of Robinson’s performance lends a fantastic sense of drama to a track already full of emotion, all presented with the same skill on both sides of the glass.”
“Like biting into a stick of dynamite!”
Visalia Times Delta