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Trombonist and composer Doug Bristol (b. 1961) is Professor of Music Theory and Technology at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. While starting out as a jazz performer and writer, having penned music performed and recorded by the One O’Clock Band at the University of North Texas (Escape Velocity, 1986) and the University of Northern Colorado (North Rim, 1997), his output over the last 20 years has concentrated mainly on classical chamber music with a few excursions into larger ensembles. About his Fantasy for euphonium and orchestra, Jerry Young writes, "Every serious euphonium player should find this piece and study it . . . no audience exists that would not fall in love with this work" (International Tuba Euphonium Journal, 2008). Works available on CD include Mpingo for sopranino saxophone and prerecorded media, Conversation for trombone and timpani, Fantasy for euphonium and orchestra, and Five Miniatures for tenor saxophone, trombone, and piano.
He is an active and versatile trombonist performing in a variety of classical, commercial, and jazz settings. He has performed numerous recitals with the trombone quartet Quatuor du Sud and also with the Alabama Tuba/Euphonium Quartet; concerts with Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Four Tops, O' Jays, Temptations, Shirley Jones, Mary Wilson; various other commercial and jazz artists; and over 100 performances of musical productions at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
Doug earned the Doctor of Arts in Theory and Composition from the University of Northern Colorado with a secondary emphasis in Jazz Pedagogy, M.M. in Trombone Performance from Georgia State University, and B.M. in Jazz from the University of Tennessee.