Doug Roche has over 40 years of experience as a freelance Jazz pianist. He currently resides in the Denver area, performing with many of Denver’s finest musicians. He is a member of the Denver Jazz Quartet, and PoeJazz (a blend of Jazz and Poetry).
Born in Wilmington, Delaware Doug developed an early interest in music. At the age of 15, he formed his own jazz trio. During his high school years, he studied with Bobby Timmons and Herbie Hancock at the Wilmington Music School. After High School, he served in the Navy Band for 4 years, then on to study music at North Texas State University. He moved to Denver in ‘84 and played the exclusive Moulin Rouge room at the Denver Fairmont Hotel for two years and a after a brief time in San Francisco, moved back to Denver and worked at El Chapultepec where he performed with Joe Farrell, Nick Brignola, Teddy Edwards, Buddy De Franco, Terry Gibbs, Red Holloway, Eddie Harris, Richie Cole, Bobby Shew, Lew Tabakin, and Pete Candoli. Roche performed at the Telluride Jazz Celebration on two occasions, one with vocalist Roseanna Vitro and one with Giacamo Gates.