Douglas Olsen has been a free-lance trumpeter for over 25 years performing jazz and world music. He plays solo and/or lead trumpet with many of New England’s top bands and has also been a featured soloist with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, USAF Band of Liberty, the Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Orchestra, Berklee College of Music Faculty Bigband, the Big Apple Circus, and Little Anthony and the Imperials. Doug has recorded extensively on pop/rock, swing, jazz, and latin CD’s, including “Prozac Nation” by Bellevue Cadillac (featured on the “The Sopranos” and “Shallow Hal”), and jazz vocalist Michelle Mailhot’s “A Happy Madness.”
Doug currently serves as the Interim Director of Jazz Studies at WPI in Worcester, MA and was the Director of Music in Medfield Public Schools for the last 25 years before then. Doug is a very active clinician and guest artist, with appearances at MIT, Berklee, Harvard, Umass Amherst and Dartmouth, WPI, URI, Brandeis, CCRI, and Bridgewater State. Doug performs regularly with the John Almark Jazz Orchestra and with two of his newest projects “Latin Bash” and the Doug Olsen Qtet. Please check schedule for new dates!