Bass – Doug Moore

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Doug Moore is a bassist, composer and educator based in Toronto Ontario. Doug earned his bachelor of music at Humber college’s renowned music program where he had the opportunity to study with Canadian bass greats Vaughan Misener, Pat Kilbride and Juno award winner Mike Downes. It was also during his time at Humber that he met the rest of Snaggle with whom he has been actively playing with ever since. Doug’s ‘groove first’ approach to music has earned him a reputation as a rock solid player who provides any musical group with the strong foundation required to impress audiences.

Doug grew up in St. Marys Ontario where he was exposed to musical styles ranging from country to metal. It wasn’t until he heard the bass playing of Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ on their album “By the Way” that he was inspired to take up the bass at the age of twelve. When Doug entered high school he quickly made the decision to pursue music as his career path and worked hard with jazz vocalist and trumpet player Richard Sumstad to achieve his goal. It was during his high school years and with the help of Richard Sumstad that Doug discovered the music that would shape his playing for the years to come. These influences included the music of Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, The Brooklyn Funk Essentials as well as the bass playing of Jaco Pastorious, Victor Wooten and Marcus Miller. Doug owes his strong sense of groove to these musicians and after he graduated from high school he moved to Toronto to pursue music at Humber College.

Today, Doug actively performs around Toronto with various musical groups and has entertained in venues such as the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern and Lee’s Palace. Doug also performs frequently around Stratford Ontario with many of Canada’s best stage performers out of the world renowned Stratford Festival. Beyond performance, Doug actively pursues his passion for musical education which takes various forms including an introduction to jazz improvisation clinic supplied by Snaggle which has had great success in high schools throughout Toronto and Ottawa. Doug looks forward to recording a second album with Snaggle as well as earning his credentials to teach music in the school system.

 

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