Douglas J. Neel is a multi-instrumentalist from Columbus, OH, who specializes in performance and education.

As a freelance musician, Douglas has performed with numerous artists/ensembles/groups throughout the region, including Trio NOT, the Michael Shirtz 4tet, The Harmony Project, The Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Walt Sanders & The Cadillac Band, Canta BRASIL, The Pinup Project, The Conspiracy Band, Yumbambé, Paul Brown’s Science Gravy Orchestra, Central Ohio Brass Band, The Dominion Brass, the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, the Student Loan, Soul Kitch’n, Matt King & The Roustabout Band, and the Broadway touring shows of Hairspray, A Chorus Line, and Chicago. Additionally, Douglas has shared the stage with such greats as Melissa Manchester, Mary McClendon, Jay Ashby, Elizabeth Von Trapp, Ernie Krivda, Aretha Franklin, Mark Gridley, the Urban Jazz Coalition, and continues to lead his own Trio/4tet on a variety of performances.

Currently, Douglas is on the Adjunct Faculty at Capital University- Conservatory of Music (Instructor of Jazz/Contemporary Guitar and Rock Ensemble director), Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (Instructor of Guitar, Bass, and Low Brass), and the University of Findlay (Instructor of Guitar & Electric Bass). Douglas has also served on the faculty at Bowling Green State University and Terra State Community College during his career.

In addition to being an Affiliated Educator for Benedetto Guitars, Douglas is also an Edwards Trombones Affiliated Artist, and performs throughout the region as a trombonist, 7-string guitarist, and bassist. He holds degrees from the Capital University- Conservatory of Music (BM, Music Performance) and Bowling Green State University- College of Musical Arts (MM, Dual Specialization).

Name: Douglas Neel
Cell: (614) 226-4268
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Instrument(s): guitar/trombone/bass

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