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Doug Bowles


Multi-talented musician Doug Bowles is a tenor, pianist, conductor, dance band leader and an acknowledged expert in the performance styles of the 1920s and ‘30s. Whether with a baton, a mic, or a keyboard, Mr. Bowles has appeared throughout the U.S. and around the world.  Recent performances have included concerts at the Oak Room at the famed Algonquin Hotel in New York City, the Arts Club of Washington D.C. and the Billy Mayerl Society in Thames Ditton, U.K.  Upcoming performances include concerts in Wisconsin and Oklahoma, with famed Theatre Organist and glass harmonicist, Dennis James and multiple performances with Alex Hassan and Karin Paludan in Virginia, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. Mr. Bowles is a four-time Wammy Nominee (Washington Area Music Association) for both Doug Bowles and his SingCo Rhythm Orchestra and for his CD of uplifting tunes for difficult times, New Deal Rhythm: A Musical Cure for the Depression Blues, a recording with Alex Hassan on Shellwood Records. He can also be heard on wax cylinder recordings done at the Thomas Edison National site (engineered by Peter Dilg).  

Watch Past Performances

Video 2/9/2012: The Greatest Songs You've Never Heard

Tenor Doug Bowles, soprano Karin Paludan, and pianist Alex Hassan perform a collection of hot, romantic, bouncy tunes.

Doug Bowles