Photo: Annie Watson
Doug Munro is a critically acclaimed New York-based jazz guitarist. Since 1987 he has released 10 albums as a leader and has appeared on 30 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger, working with artists like Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. He has over 75 published compositions and over 300 recorded arrangements to his credit.
In the recording field, Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards. Amazon.com picked Boogaloo to Beck, which he arranged, co-produced, and on which he played, as a Top Ten Jazz CD of 2003. Doug also did orchestration on the Oscar-winning documentary When We Were Kings. He has written three books on jazz improvisation for Warner Brothers Publications, including one entitled, From Swing to Bebop, which won the Music and Sound Retailers instructional book of the year award in 2000. His latest book, The Total Latin Guitarist (Alfred Publishing) will appear in 2010.
Munro created and directed the Jazz Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in 1993 and now teaches there as Director Emeritus. Having worked with a veritable Who’s Who of Jazz and Soul artists, Doug has garnered high praise from both his fellow artists and the press. Dr. Lonnie Smith said of him, “Doug Munro…well he can flat out play!” He joins Litchfield Jazz Camp as a teaching artist in 2009.