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.