Introducing Doc Dosco and Classy Live Music
Doc Dosco's pop music credits include Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Anthony, The Drifters, The Diamonds, The Platters, The Coasters, Freddie Cannon, Sly Stone, Barbara Mandrell, Connie Stevens, Wolfman Jack, Nina Hagen, Ian Whitcomb, Big Jay McNeely and Motown recording artists Black Russian.
Doc Dosco has also played, written or recorded with jazz greats such as Blue Mitchell, Eddie Harris, Red Halloway, Joe Albany and Herman Riley.
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 pro audio field.
Doc Dosco's Music:
Veteran jazz guitarist/vocalist Doc Dosco will bring a warm and intimate performance to your wedding or party. Doc Dosco sings in the style of Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole - uptempo swing, (Almost Like Being In Love) standards (Fly Me To The Moon) romantic ballads and easy listening jazz, (Bye Bye Blackbird) and blues. (Smooth Talkin' Baby) Doc is a noted Los Angeles guitarist with an impressive background. He plays instrumental jazz in the style of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and George Benson, (Infusion Blues) Doc's bluesy jazz guitar captivates listeners with a beautiful melodic style. (Sweet Louise)
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 30 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. Doc's vocal song list and instrumental repertoire is perfect for background, easy listening or for dinning and dancing.
"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
Gospel vocalist Thelma Jones moved to R&B when she recorded the original version of "The House That Jack Built." Her following realease was "Salty Tears," a great tearful ballad that put Thelma on the pop charts. The self titled album "Thelma Jones" was originally recorded for Columbia in 1978 (re-mastered and re-released by Sony in 2005), and contains Smokey Robinson's "I Second That Emotion". In 1987 Barry Records released the single "Never Leave Me." She has followed up with several more recordings, the last being the critically acclaimed CD "Law Of Old" in 2002.
Recording artist Thelma Jones and her music:
From the New York Apollo Theatre to concert stages everywhere, the electrifying Miss Thelma Jones has performed beside the leading artists of our time -- BB King, Otis Redding James Brown, Cool and the Gang, Freda Paine, The Ojays, The Four Tops, Little Milton, and many, many more. Thelma Jones has recorded many popular R&B Soul albums over the years, and is especially noted for her single releases. I Can Dream has received much critical acclaim and gets radio play in the smooth jazz market. Salty Tears not only broke the top 40 charts in the US but was a big hit in England where it is currently on many radio playlists in it's new re-released Sony version. Thelma's other radio songs are I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love, I Second That Emotion, Never Leave Me and The House That Jack Built. Thelma's blues vocal stylings are stunning, Saved By the Blues and Once And For All being two prime examples.
Thelma Jones is an absolutely spellbinding vocalist that sings the classiest standards along with her R&B Soul recordings. As David Nathan of SoulMusic.com says "Thelma's soulful vocals are incredible". Thelma Jones is not only a world renowned recording artist but she is a wonderful live performer too. Doc backs her on solo guitar as a duo playing classic standards and romantic ballads (in the tradition of the great Ella Fitzgerald and jazz guitarist Joe Pass). They also do a show with a soft jazz flavored trio for small supper club styled gatherings, or they can perform an up tempo show of R&B, Soul and Blues featuring many of Thelma's signature radio songs. Whether booked as a duo, trio or full orchestra for special shows or big venues, Thelma Jones with Doc Dosco and his band will fit the bill nicely.
Recordings and sound clips from Thelma Jones:
The Sounds of Thelma Jones.
Doc Dosco's trio consists of bass player Robert Williams and drummer Guy Hawke, both noted Los Angeles musicians. Thelma Jones is able to fit in superbly with any sized musical offering so Doc can call in keyboards or horn players if the situation is warranted. 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 Thelma Jones, and their 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. When you add Miss Thelma Jones to the trio you get an absolutely unbeatable and unforgettable musical combination.
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.
Contact Doc at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-996-3032.
Doc now exclusively endorses Peerless Guitars.
Doc has a website called Jazz Guitar Zone to help promote Peerless guitars.
Doc Dosco, Jazz Guitarist is Doc's personal webspace.
Ed Whiting, Jazz Vocalist
Classy Live Music is proud to present some audio examples by jazz singer Ed Whiting. Ed is currently living and working in Albuquerque, NM. However for many years Ed lived and worked in Los Angeles and is still Doc Dosco's songwriting partner. They have collaborated on songs for over 30 years now.
We feature numerous musical renditions by Ed from his CBC radio show. He is available for events in New Mexico, or he can catch a plane to anywhere if need be.
The Sounds of Ed Whiting.
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