Doug Caldwell

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Doug Caldwell - a father of Canterbury music

Fellow musicians, family, and friends celebrated with jazz pianist Doug Caldwell in 2008 when he turned 80.  Born Douglas George Caldwell on March 22nd, 1928 Doug has remained active over many many years - as recently as 2017 he was still out there working, and still turning up on the dot, as dapper as ever, for cocktail piano engagements, private work, band gigs, and solo or ensemble concerts.  The standards he grew up with  —  Gershwin's "An American In Paris", and tunes like "Basin Street Blues", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Ain't Misbehavin" all worked their way into his heart, and in his memoir, "My Life in the Key of Jazz" (CPIT, 2010), Doug says, "I can honestly say that music was my first memory and will probably be my last."


Doug Caldwell

The Doug Caldwell Trio circa 1949

Doug Caldwell


Doug Caldwell at the piano as always