Solomon Douglas

Solomon Douglas Swingtet

Solomon Douglas is the bandleader of the Solomon Douglas Swingtet and a beloved dance teacher who is known and respected throughout the worldwide swing dancing community. His bands have played at dance events throughout the United States. In 2006, he toured the United States and Japan as a member of the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Douglas' bands (including The Solomon Douglas Swingtet and the Solomon Douglas Trio) have played at countless events in North America, Asia, and Australia since 2000. His experience as a swing dancer and dance instructor gives him an understanding unique among musicians of the music that swing dancers and blues dancers like to dance to!

Listen to "Tuxedo Junction" performed by The Solomon Douglas Swingtet

His influences as a pianist include Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, Count Basie, and Thelonious Monk. His small groups (such as the Solomon Douglas Trio) play a mixture of musical styles including blues, old-school swing, and groovy mainstream swinging jazz with tinges of bop and soul-jazz.

You can hear many songs by The Solomon Douglas Swingtet right here on Swing City Radio.  They are played frequently on The Modern Block.

Be sure to check out these recordings by The Solomon Douglas Swingtet including: Swingmatism, Ain't No School Like the Old School, Live at the Legion and Soul Serenade.  They are great!

You can learn more about Solomon Douglas at: SolomonDouglas.com

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