Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra I Band Director
After earning the Saxophone Award Scholarship at the UNR Jazz Festival, Doug Coomler attended the University of Nevada in 2003 and received his Music Education Degree with a strong emphasis in Jazz Studies.
Upon getting to know some of the area’s professional musicians, Doug began gaining performance opportunities such as Broadway style shows and concerts. Doug has played with artists such as Johnny Mathis, Robert Goulet, Frank Sinatra Jr., The Temptations, Four Tops, Gordie Brown, Supremes and many more. Some of the shows Doug has played include Hair Spray, Smokey Joe’s Café, Grease, Rat Pack, and Shake Rattle and Roll.
Realizing the importance of education, Doug received his Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance at the University of Nevada-Reno in May of 2014.
Along with being the Director of the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra I, Doug currently is a faculty member at UNR, has a private teaching studio, and continues to perform professionally.