Master guitarist Doug Munro has created an exciting in-depth musical experience
with his multi media presentation of six new compositions.
Part performancevideo, part instructional video, part CD and part book, Loop-Mania! delivers 3 hours of HD videos containing the live recordings of each song plus a “Nuts and Bolts” section where Doug takes you behind the scenes to show you how each
song was crafted and performed. There are downloadable MP3’s for your portable
music player as well as downloadable PDF files of each song. As long time musician/educator Doug is as well known for sharing his knowledge and love of
music with others as he is for his impressive recording and performance career. This is solo guitar playing presented in a way that you may not have heard or seen
before. They say, seeing is believing, and what you’ll hear and see here was done live with no overdubs. Doug Munro intuitively utilizes loop technology as an
additional writing and improvisational tool to create a very powerful and personal musical statement.
Master musician and guitar virtuoso Doug Munro is an established veteran of the New York music scene. Since 1987 he has released 14 albums as a leader and
has appeared on over 75 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger working with a diverse array of artists including Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie
Smith. Doug has over 75 original published compositions and over 300 recorded arrangements performed by some of the finest players in the world.
In the performance arena Doug covers a lot of ground. He has released recordings in many jazz styles including: Soul-Jazz, Organ Trio, Latin and Gypsy Jazz. In the
recording field Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards. Amazon.com picked Boogaloo to Beck , on which Doug performed, arranged,
and co-produced, as one of its Top Ten Jazz CD’s of 2003. Doug also did orchestration work on the Oscar winning documentary When We Were Kings.
Doug has written 4 books on jazz improvisation for Alfred Music Publications, including one entitled, From Swing to Bebop, that won the Music and Sound Retailers
i nstructional book of the year award in 2000.
As an educator Doug created and was Director of the Jazz Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College from 1993-2002. He continues to
teach there as Director Emeritus. This esteemed jazz program boasts a faculty that includes John Abercrombie, Todd Coolman, Jon Faddis, Eric Alexander, John
Riley and many other top jazz performers. 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.
Doug Munro…well he can flat out play !—
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Upcoming concerts Doug Munro:
Comwall, Sunday June 22, 2-6 p.m.
Pleasantville Farmers Market, Saturday June 28, 10 a.m.
White Plains Lunchtime Concerts Series, Thursday July 3, 12-1 p.m.