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Doug Walker

Sound description

Modern jazz, focusing on original compositions and arrangements.

RIYL

Nathan Hubbard, Nick Tocco, David Patrone

Current Status

In addition to his weekly jam session and his Originals Project with fellow up-and-comers, Walker continues to play casuals with many of San Diego's renowned musicians, including Bob Weller, Nathan Hubbard, Brett Sanders, David Borgo, Richard Thompson, Tim McMahon, Mikan Zlatkovich, Gilbert Castellanos, Jon Garner, and David Patrone.

Influences

Dave Holland, Joe Henderson, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Haden, Larry Grenadier, Avishai Cohen, Chris Potter, Seamus Blake, Ben Allison, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Alexis Cuadrado, Bob Magnusson, Michael Brecker, Ahmad Jamal, John Coltrane, Alex Sipiagin, David Friesen, Sam Yahel, Larry Goldings, Charles Mingus
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Doug Walker (b. 1979) can easily be recognized as San Diego's left-handed jazz bassist. Originally from Sacramento, Walker began playing electric bass at age 14 and quickly became serious about the craft. He became interested in jazz and the acoustic bass while studying with renowned pianist and educator, Dr. Joe Gilman.

In 2001, Walker came to San Diego State University on full scholarship to further pursue his education. During his residency, he studied with Bob Magnusson, Gunnar Biggs, Rick Helzer, and Richard Thompson. By 2007, Doug had earned an M.M. degree in jazz studies. He is now committed to
putting everything he has learned back into the scene, with the help of his favorite musicians and friends.

Walker currently co-hosts a weekly Tuesday jazz jam at Rosie O'Gradys Pub on Adams Avenue.

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