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About: Doc Dosco, Jazz Guitarist -- Los Angeles, California

Canadian jazz guitarist Doc Dosco moved to Los Angeles from Canada in 1977. Soon after he began playing gigs and doing studio work. With long time friend and producer Esmond Edwards, (George Benson, Kenny Burrell, B.B. King) Doc has played on recordings with jazz greats such as Blue Mitchell, Eddie Harris, Gene Harris, Red Halloway, Cedar Walton, Harold Land, Paulinho Da Costa and he has shared the stage with many others. He has had his jazz tunes recorded by Blue Mitchell, Eddie Harris and Herman Riley.

"I did tons of 'guitar for hire' studio dates back then", says Doc, "and I gigged a lot during the late seventies and eighties. I was a funky fusion style player and there was lots of funk style work. I also did pick-up work, casuals, society gigs and played numerous concerts with old timers such as Little Anthony, the Drifters, the Diamonds, the Platters, Freddie Cannon. I also wrote songs for Jerry Lee Lewis and German pop phenom Nina Hagen, and recorded an album with the revolutionary Motown recording artists Black Russian. Towards the late eighties, I started drifting away from guitar playing and into electronic music, record production and audio consultation. This in turn, led to some pretty bleak years as far as playing went."

"My last gigs during the eighties were a string of really charming albums with Ian Whitcomb in the ragtime vein, some sides with blues saxman Big Jay McNeely and some live gigs with legendary Jazz Pianist Joe Albany. Joe, who was Charlie Parker's piano player for a number of years, was a beautiful player, but a tragic human being. He passed on in 1988. I feel a bit like Joe in some ways, as our life paths ran parallel in many respects -- we both had some 'lost years'. However, Lazurus returns, and I'm back..."

Doc plays solo jazz guitar, sings jazz standards, and heads a 'straight ahead' instrumental jazz trio. New recording projects are currently underway featuring Doc both playing and singing jazz and blues. He also works with Soul vocalist Thelma Jones, R&B singer Jesse Morgan and with his writing partner of 30 years, jazz singer Ed Whiting.
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Professional Status: Self-employed
Looking For: Business contacts
Occupation: Jazz Guitarist
Skills: Jazz Guitarist
Hobbies & Interests: Music, Jazz Guitar,
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