Doug Haining

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Doug Haining is a saxophonist/clarinetist who currently resides in Edina, Minnesota. He is a music graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he studied classical clarinet. He has performed professionally since 1974, backing national artists such as Steve Allen, Don Rickles, Bob Hope, and others, and Broadway shows such as West Side Story, Cats, A Chorus Line and many others. He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Doug also played short stints with Red Wolfe’s ‘Ellington Echoes’, and the Hall Brothers. Since 1979, Doug has been a member of the Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra. He is also a member of the recently formed BellaGala big band, and plays in other jazz groups in the area. Doug founded the Twin Cities Seven in 1999, and since then has been busy writing arrangements and compositions for the band's ever-growing library. Doug has performed with the band at many local venues and jazz festivals, and several regional performing venues outside the metro area. In 2010, Doug co-founded the Explosion Big Band with his musical cohort Scott Agster. In his spare time, he teaches privately and co-leads the Edina High School Jazz Ensemble I. He has two children, Trevor and Preston, both of whom are currently pursuing professional music careers.

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