Doc Dosco: (Formerly from Los Angeles - now in Colorado Springs)
Some history: Doc Dosco's pop music credits include Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Anthony, The Drifters, The Diamonds, The Platters, The Coasters, Freddie Cannon, Sly Stone, Bobby Womack, Barbara Mandrell, Connie Stevens, Wolfman Jack, Nina Hagen, Ian Whitcomb, Big Jay McNeely and Los Angeles Billboard Queen Angelyne for the movie Earth Girls Are Easy. Doc Dosco has also played or recorded with jazz greats such as Blue Mitchell, Eddie Harris, Red Halloway, McCoy Tyner & Joe Albany among a host of others. For the past half a dozen years Doc has performed a Joe Pass/Ella Fitzgerald style duo with the electrifying Miss Thelma Jones.
Recording Artists Stevie Wonder, Michael and Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Will Smith, AC/DC, American Idol's Randy Jackson & Paula Abdul, The Electric Light Orchestra & Whitney Houston have all utilized Doc's expertise in the audio field.
Doc Dosco's Music:
Veteran jazz guitarist/vocalist Doc Dosco will bring a warm and intimate performance to your wedding, party, wine tasting or supper club. Doc Dosco sings in the style of Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole - uptempo swing, romantic ballads and easy listening jazz. Doc also has vocal arrangements of greats from other music genres from Elvis to the Beatles to Willie Nelson.
Doc performs solo guitar and has the Doc Dosco Trio with guitar, upright bass and drums. Although Doc Dosco specializes in jazz and standards, he also has music for guests of all ages and types, sets of blues, rockabilly, R&B, oldies and even country for those who want a change of pace. Doc says "I am known as a jazz guitarist, with a large repertoire of jazz/standards and bossa novas, but I have more than 40 years worth of other kinds of material I can pull out when requested."
Doc plays as a single (instumental solo guitar or guitar with vocals) a duo with upright bass, and has his trio with drums. Horns and keys can be added for a big band sound. Doc plays and sings jazz, standards, romantic ballads and many other styles if requested and is great for weddings, wedding ceremonies, cocktails, dinners, or for a reception or party. In a supper club or night spot, Doc is perfect with his vast list of vocal standard and popular songs.
Besides private events and club dates, Doc is a wine tasting specialist. Doc Dosco played solo jazz guitar w/vocals providing the entertainment for wine tasting grand opening events for Total Wine in dozens and dozens of locations in Southern California, Arizona and Neveda for many years. "I go well with red wine" says Doc! In addition, as RomaticJazz.Net suggests, Doc has an evening's worth of soft romantic songs. Music for lovers, for weddngs, anniversaries, or for romantic and intimate candle light supper clubs. Timeless standards and love songs that will warm the heart.
Picture Gallery with Doc's duo and trio:
Doc & Thelma Jones with bass player Leslie Baker and drummer Guy Hawke:
Doc Dosco's trio consists of bass player Leslie Baker, and drummer Guy Hawke, noted Los Angeles musicians. Doc's other musicians are some of the finest in Los Angeles, seasoned musical veterans with impressive musical backgrounds.
Whether a wedding or party, casual or formal affair, a small intimate backyard gathering or a big swank society bash at a Five Star Hotel, whether a night club, jazz festival or music concert, Doc Dosco and his brand of 'classy live music' is a good choice for any function that requires great music and a great show.
What ever size band the client requires, Doc can supply. However, Doc is especially fond of playing with his trio and he accomplishes with a threesome what you would expect from a much larger ensemble.
"I really like the way Doc Dosco sings. He has a very polished and accessible sound both playing and singing."
--Esmond Edwards (noted record producer) John Coltrane, BB King, George Benson, Etta James, Muddy Waters.
What People are Saying:
"Doc was perfect!! He was very accomodating and helpful. Great guy and awesome musician!! Thanks for your help, Doc. The event was a success!!"
MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
"Doc Dosco was very professional and really set the mood for the event. Everyone absolutely loved the music. We received numerous complements on
how great the music was. The event was a great success! I highly recommend Doc Dosco."
"The Doc Dosco Trio was complimented by the members of our Board, the guests and my staff.
Everyone said that they fit the event perfectly and appreciated the musicianship. They were on time, professional,
talented and friendly. Don't think it gets much better."
Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
"Doc Dosco and his group were perfect! Our wedding was planned very quickly and they were extremely accomodating.
We thought that we might even need two bands, but Doc Dosco provided both instrumental jazz during our cocktail
hour and dinner, as well as high-energy dance music (soul, rolling stones, etc) and vocals after dinner - and they were great at both!
They were also very professional in the process - and perfectly dressed in black tuxedos! Many thanks to
Doc Dosco for being such a memorable part of our wedding!"
Trump National Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
I just wanted to thank you sooo much for playing at our wedding. Everyone raved about how classy you both were
and the musicians in the family loved how great you sounded. You really set the mood and made our wedding that much more memorable."
Hilton Suites, Anaheim, CA
Instrumentals: Doc's Classy Live Music is perfect for night clubs, jazz festivals, concerts or any upscale party or social function. He provides a 'classy' show that works well when jazz, blues or R&B flavored music is required.
Vocals: Doc also has a vocal song list of standards, R&B and oldies for the those that want a change of pace or for those who like to hit the dance later. Due to Doc's long history of writing and playing with classic pop and rock & roll recording artists, he has retained an enduring fondness for radio tunes from fifties and sixties, timeless songs aglow with character and charm.
Testimonials for Doc and his trio:
The following testimonial was received from Steve Buccellato of Los Angeles:
"Our experience with Doc Dosco is a true Internet success story! My wife and I wanted a jazz trio to perform at our wedding, but we had no idea how to find the right band. After an exhaustive search on the Internet, I found Doc's website which included some audio samples I enjoyed. After a quick email, we arranged to come down and watch one of their gigs and we liked what we heard." "In between sets, Doc played us some samples and we quickly decided on a simple, accoustic guitar for the ceremony and the whole trio to play at the reception during cocktails. The event took place at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles and went off without a hitch." "Doc Dosco and his band added greatly to the classy setting and warm mood. We don't plan to get married again, but if we ever need a jazz trio in the future, we'll be calling Doc! Thanks Doc, for helping to make our special night so special!" -- Steve Buccellato Los Angeles, CA
The following testimonial was received from Misty Gibbs of Santa Barbara:
"Hi Doc!" "I really appreciate you and your band members making the drive to Santa Barbara to play. EVERYONE loved you guys!" "Here is a testimonial - The Doc Dosco Trio is a 'must have' for your next party! I threw a small, intimate birthday party for my husband's 40th and everyone loved the band! They did a great job of knowing when to play mellow sets and when to crank things up! Equally important, they showed up on time and were extremely nice. You can tell they love to jam together and really cared about making the party a success." "Thank you for making this a special night!" -- Misty Gibbs Santa Barbara, CA
The following testimonial was received from Andreas Olavarria of Los Angeles:
"Thanks again Doc." "You and the guys did a great job!! Here's my testimonial:" "We recently hired Doc and his trio to play at my wife's birthday cocktail party at our home and we could not have been happier with their performance. They played a perfect mix of upbeat jazz, swinging standards and bossa nova, creating a classy musical backdrop for the evening. Every single one of our guests complimented the trio for their musical stylings and remarked that the addition of the live group really made the night special and memorable. I very highly recommend Doc and his trio for any event." -- A. Olavarria Los Angeles, CA
The following testimonial was received from Helen Shelton of Lake View Terrace:
Helen's Special Patio Party There's only one word that would describe Doc's performance at my after 5:00 patio party - "F-a-a-a-a-b-u-l-u-o-s!!" I requested that Doc come alone to play for my guests, because it was a rather small group. He is a great talent! He played tunes that we all "remembered" and encouraged us to sing along, I can't remember when I've had so much fun. After a week my guests are still talking about how wonderful he was. Thank you Doc for making that night, a night to remember! Helen S. Lake View Terrace, Ca.
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