Doug Rice


Doug performing
Photo courtesy of Firefly Blu Photography

My eclectic performance style is due, in part, to being steeped in so many musical styles from an early age. Music has always played a big part in my family. My dad gave me a 4-string tenor guitar to play at the age of five and I've been hooked ever since. I thank the Lord for my musical upbringing and for the many wonderful musical opportunities He's given me over the years...and it just keeps getting more enjoyable each year.

I graduated from Washington State University with degrees in music and education. While in college, I studied classical guitar with James Reid, from the University of Idaho. It was my years with James and my love of Jazz that really influenced my interest in fingerstyle guitar.

I've had the extreme pleasure of performing with amazing artists, including the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Bill Waltrous, Paquito D'Rivera, and others. I currently perform around the Tri-Cities and surrounding area as a soloist and as a member of various performing groups, including the Columbia Basin Jazz Orchestra, Les Stress & The Testers, and assorted Jazz combos. For a complete list of upcoming performances, be sure to check out my Schedule.