Professional musician, composer, and band leader, Doug Woolverton has been cultivating his smooth, soulful, and energetic trumpet sound for audiences around the world, becoming one of the most in demand, versatile trumpeters of his generation. He is currently touring with his own band, performing “A Tribute to Miles Davis,” and with multi-award winning, five-time Grammy-nominated, “Roomful of Blues.”
A Trenton, New Jersey native, Doug began playing the trumpet at the young age of 7. Growing up with a very musical family, he was surrounded by the influences of his father, Rev. Paul Woolverton, Jr., as well as other musicians in his father’s bands. After graduating high school in 1999, he attended Northern State University from which he received his Bachelor of Arts in Trumpet performance in 2004. His mentor and trumpet teacher, Dr. Grant Manhart, helped focus Doug’s sound and beautiful tone which has led to his full time career as a professional trumpeter.
In 2008, Doug joined the internationally known blues band, Roomful of Blues, and has recorded on their two latest albums, “Hook, Line, and Sinker” and “45 LIVE.” He is excited to be releasing his debut solo album, “Say Yes,” later this year, emphasizing his own personal style of groove chill. He is also touring with his own project: Doug Woolverton presents: A Tribute to Miles Davis. This show brings listeners on a musical journey through Miles Davis’ hits from 1950-1990, including the entire “Kind of Blue” album.
Doug has performed or recorded with Roomful of Blues, John Scofield, They Might Be Giants, BadFish, Scotty Don’t, The Temptations, James Cotton, John Lee Hooker Jr., J. Geils, Curt Ramm, Kenni Holmen, Dan Moretti, Duke Robillard, Peter Olstad, Jimmy Haslip, Greg Wing, Derek Gardener, Rodney Lancaster, Dominic Spera, Richie Cole, Greg Abate, Ron Levy, The Dominant7, The Ravers, The Franklin Brothers Band, Travis Colby Band and The Army Blues Rhythm Section.
“TBA.” — Doug Woolverton.
Doug tours regularly and can be seen on stage next to his Loredo.