The Jazztet performs at The Front Room on the second Tuesday of every month and welcomes special musical guests at each performance. Joining us on Tuesday February 12 will be bassist Doug Richeson and saxophonist Jay Miglia.
Bassist Doug Richeson has toured and performed with such well known artists as: Tony Bennett, the Count Basie Orchestra, the Phil Collins Big Band with Quincy Jones, Gene Bertoncini, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Jimmy Heath, Jack Jones, Sammy Nestico and many more. In addition, he has appeared on three GRAMMY- winning recordings by Tony Bennett, has recorded for movie and television soundtracks, and has performed several times at the White House for the President of the United States. Also a respected teacher, Richeson was the bass Instructor at Capital University Conservatory of Music from 1987 through 1993 and was a guest clinician at the American School of Double Bass in the Summers of 1999 and 2006. He is currently teaching string and electric bass at Denison University School of Music.
Saxophonist Jay Miglia has backed-up numerous jazz and popular music celebrities including the Four Tops, the Temptations, Mel Torme, Clark Terry, Henry Butler and Dianne Reeves, and continues to perform regularly around the Midwest in jazz settings from small groups to big bands. In addition to his performing schedule, Miglia has achieved success as a jazz composer and arranger. His works for big band have been requested, commissioned, and programmed by many colleges around the United States. As a teacher of music, he has held teaching positions in saxophone and jazz studies at the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, and the Toledo School for the Arts, and he is currently on the faculties of Ohio Northern University and Capital University.