Doug Ross

Bassist Doug Ross has traveled an adventurous musical path around the world, from the Caribbean to Asia and all over the U.S. After winning awards in high school bands, he was encouraged to head to Hollywood for intensive study with bass greats Gary Willis, Jeff Berlin, and Steve Bailey at the Bass Institute of Technology. Since graduating with honors from B.I.T, Doug has played thousands of gigs and recording sessions all over the world with diverse artists such as jazz guitarist Jody Fisher, Motown legends Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Brazilian singer Katia Moraes, and rock drummer Gregg Bissonette, to name a few. In 1995, a tour as bassist for Fantasia Musical Circus led to a seven year residence in Japan, including four years heading the bass program at Fukuoka School of Music, one of Japan’s largest music colleges. In 2002, Doug moved to Los Angeles in search of new musical challenges. He spent the next thirteen years teaching at Los Angeles College of Music (formerly LAMA), performing as a sideman and bandleader, and releasing a solo album in 2007 on Egad records, featuring Brett Garsed, Albert Wing, and many of LA’s top session players. At LACM, Doug had the privilege of teaching alongside a great faculty including Tierney Sutton, Frank Gambale, Jerry Watts, Ralph Humphrey, and Joe Porcaro. Recently, after a twenty year absence, Doug returned to his hometown of Washington DC, where he’s performing with top local artists like Daryl Davis and Jaared Arosemena, as well as composing and performing all the music for the top-rated Futility Closet podcast.