Bill Douglass - Director Sierra Jazz Society

Bill Douglass, is passionate about playing jazz and passing on this uniquely American art form. He is first-call Bassist for many stars of the jazz world, recording and performing with Marian McPartland, Tom Waits, Mose Allison, Mark Isham and many others. Bill also plays bamboo flute and can be heard on the soundtracks of "Never Cry Wolf" ,"Thousand Pieces of Gold", "The Black Stallion", and "National Geographic" specials.

Bill is a compassionate teacher whose love for jazz is happily infectious. The Jazz Camp faculty are all long-time friends and colleagues of Bill's -- musicians with experience, patience and the love of teaching music. Bill and fellow Jazz Camp faculty member Ian Dogole are part of a wonderful group called Hemispheres.

  • Click here to see a video of Bill playing with Hemispheres.
  • Click here to listen to Mikhail Graham interview Bill in November of 2016.
  • Click here to see Bill Douglass's resume.
  • Click here to learn about Hemispheres.
  • Click here to read an interview with Bill including information about the influences on his work.
  • Click here to read an interview with Bill in The Union newspaper.
  • Click here to see Bill's personal web site.
  • Click here to email Bill.

Bill with Ian Dogole

Bill with Marian McPartland recording
"A Single Petal of a Rose"
April 17, 2000