Doug Scarborough

Bridging worlds through music

BRIDGES: MEET THE BAND

MEET THE BAND   The band with me on this CD is made up of insanely talented musicians from diverse, international backgrounds.  I'd like you to meet them!

Tarik Banzi – oud

  • Multi-instrumentalist, composer, Ph.D.
  • Moroccan heritage, committed to creating a peaceful understanding between the East and West through the arts
  • Member of Al Andalus Ensemble, winner of the JPFolks "Peoples Grammy Award" for “Best World Music Song of 2009” and "Vox Pop Award" for "Best Contemporary Classical Album of 2010"
  • Website: andalus.com

Damian Erskine – bass

  • Jaco Patsorius Big Band, Gino Vannelli, Peter Erskine, many others
  • On faculty at Portland State University
  • Website:  damianerskine.com

Gary Hobbs – drums

  • Stan Kenton Orchestra, Randy Brecker, many others
  • Has played on over 60 recordings
  • On faculty at U. of Oregon
  • Website:  garyhobbs.net

MAHMOUD SHAIKHHUSSEIN – DOUMBEK, RIQ

  • Palestinian multi-instrumentalist
  • Performs all over the West Coast (US)

Jeremy Siskind - piano, Rhodes

  • Winner of the 2012 Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition
  • His new CD, Housewarming, features Grammy-winning vocalists Kurt Elling and Peter Eldridge.
  • Chair of the Piano Department at Western Michigan University since 2014
  • Website:  jeremysiskind.com