Bio

Douglas J. Neel is a multi-instrumentalist from Columbus, OH, who specializes in performance and education.  

 As a freelance musician, Douglas has performed with numerous artists/ensembles/groups throughout the region, including The Conspiracy Band, the Michael Shirtz 4tet, The Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Walt Sanders & The Cadillac Band, Canta BRASIL, The Pinup Project, Trio NOT, Yumbambé, Paul Brown’s Science Gravy Orchestra, Central Ohio Brass Band, The Harmony Project, The Dominion Brass, the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, the Student Loan, Soul Kitch’n, Matt King & The Roustabout Band, and the Broadway touring shows of Hairspray, A Chorus Line, and Chicago. Additionally, Douglas has shared the stage with such greats as Melissa Manchester, Mary McClendon, "Blue" Lou Marini, Jay Ashby, Elizabeth Von Trapp, Ernie Krivda, Aretha Franklin, Mark Gridley, the Urban Jazz Coalition, and continues to lead his own group, The DN5tet, on a variety of performances.

Following their 2017 album release, "Balance," The DN5tet has had the privilege of performing at the Sandusky State Theater, The Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus' Jazz & Ribs Fest, The Refectory, Dick's Den (as part of two separate month-long residencies), and numerous other venues throughout the region.

 Currently, Douglas is on the Adjunct Faculty at both Capital University (Conservatory of Music) and Otterbein University (Department of Music).  Douglas has also served on the faculty at Bowling Green State Univ., Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ., Univ. of Findlay, and Terra State Community College throughout his career.

 In addition to being an Affiliated Educator for Benedetto Guitars, Douglas is also an Edwards Trombones Affilliated Artist, and performs throughout the region as a trombonist, 7-string guitarist, and bassist. He holds degrees from the Capital University- Conservatory of Music (BM, Music Performance) and Bowling Green State University- College of Musical Arts (MM, Dual Specialization).

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  • 05

    Jan

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Stan Smith

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 12

    Jan

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Zakk Jones

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 17

    Jan

    2020

    Cherie Manino Jazz 4tet @ Spagio

    Playing a mix of jazz & pop tunes w/jazz vocalist, Cherie Manino.Spagio Restaurant (Grandview, OH)

    05:30:00 PM

  • 17

    Jan

    2020

    The Honeytones @ Barrel and Boar (Creekside, Gahanna)

    Presenting traditional jazz selections, the Honeytones are sure to warm up your evening!

    06:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Jan

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Brett Burleson

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 23

    Jan

    2020

    Redbird Faculty Jazz @ OBON

    Come enjoy an evening of jazz with the Otterbein University faculty jazz ensemble, Redbird!Old Bag Of Nails (Westerville)

    08:00:00 PM

  • 26

    Jan

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Derek DiCenzo

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 31

    Jan

    2020

    The Honeytones @ Barrel and Boar (Creekside, Gahanna)

    Presenting traditional jazz selections, the Honeytones are sure to warm up your evening!

    06:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Feb

    2020

    Morgen Platt, Chris Buzzelli, and Douglas Neel @ Hillside Winery

    Come enjoy an evening of jazz with vocalist, Morgen Platt, and guitarists, Chris Buzzelli & Douglas Neel. Hillside Winery Gilboa, OH Free and open to the public!!!

    05:30:00 PM

  • 02

    Feb

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Colin Lazarski

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 02

    Feb

    2020

    Cherie Manino Jazz 4tet @ Spagio

    Come enjoy an evening of jazz, featuring vocalist, Cherie Manino. Spagio's (Grandview)

    05:30:00 PM

  • 09

    Feb

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Tom Davis

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 16

    Feb

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Ryan Craycroft

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    12:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Feb

    2020

    Michael Shirtz presents Jazz @ Eight

    Michael Shirtz presents  Jazz @ 8p- A Tribute to Blue Note Records  

    05:30:00 PM

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  • 23

    Feb

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Josh Hill

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 28

    Feb

    2020

    Nancy Gamso Trio @ Grandview Yard Market District

    Come enjoy an evening of jazz @ Grandview Yard Market District

    06:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Mar

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Stan Smith

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 06

    Mar

    2020

    FLIPPO presents The Music Of Steely Dan @ Woodlands

    Come join FLIPPO as they present an evening of the music of Steely Dan.   Woodlands Tavern (Grandview)

    09:00:00 PM

  • 08

    Mar

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Brandon Scott Coleman (Cincy)

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 15

    Mar

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Colin Lazarski

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 22

    Mar

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Josh Hill

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

  • 29

    Mar

    2020

    Sunday Brunch Music Series, WSG Corey Christiansen (Utah)

    Market District Kitchen and Bar (Bexley, OH)Sunday Brunch Music Series Food: 10:00am-2:00pmMusic: 11:30am-1:30pm Special guests every week!!! Free and open to the public; all ages!!!

    11:30:00 AM

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