Doug Wamble

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Doug Wamble
Background information
Birth nameSamuel Douglas Wamble
Born (1972-10-22) October 22, 1972 (age 46)
Clarksville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresJazz, blues, vocal jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, vocalist
LabelsMarsalis Music, E1, Halcyonic

Doug Wamble (born Samuel Douglas Wamble, October 22, 1972) is an American jazz guitarist and vocalist from Tennessee.


Wamble grew up Memphis, Tennessee. He was inspired to play guitar after hearing records by Charlie Christian. He entered Memphis State University intending to pursue audio engineering, but he changed his mind after seeing Harry Connick Jr. and Russell Malone in concert. He switched to the University of North Florida, then got a master's degree from Northwestern University.[1] At North Florida, he met pianist Roy Dunlap, bassist Jeff Hanley, and drummer Peter Miles, with whom he would later form a band.[2]

In 1997, Wamble moved to New York City, where he met Wynton Marsalis. He played guitar on Big Train (1999) by Wynton Marsalis and Traveling Miles (1999) by Cassandra Wilson and signed with Marsalis Music. He released his debut album, Country Libations, in 2003.[1] He was formerly married to opera singer Janna Baty.[3]

He performed on the soundtrack for The War, a television documentary about World War II directed by Ken Burns.[4] He contributed music to Burns's documentaries The 10th Inning and Prohibition and completed the original score for Burns's feature The Central Park Five. He produced the album Hunter (Epic, 2014) by vocalist Morgan James,[5] whom he married in 2016.[6]


As leader[edit]

  • 2003 Country Libations
  • 2005 Bluestate
  • 2010 Doug Wamble
  • 2013 Fast as Years Slow as Days
  • 2015 The Traveler: Live in New York City[7]

As sideman[edit]

With Wynton Marsalis

With Steven Bernstein

  • 2006 MTO, Vol. 1
  • 2008 We Are MTO

With Sachal Vasandani

  • 2007 Eyes Wide Open
  • 2009 We Move

With Erik Friedlander

With others

Television appearances[edit]

  • Talkin' Blues Bravo! Canada (2004)


  1. ^ a b Collar, Matt. "Doug Wamble". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Doug Wamble". Marsalis Music. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  3. ^ Medrek, T. J. (9 January 2004). "This Diva Scales Mozart and Modern". The Boston Herald. Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Retrieved 16 December 2017 – via HighBeam Research.
  4. ^ "The War – About the Series – Production Credits". PBS. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  5. ^ Collar, Matt (3 June 2014). "Review by Matt Collar". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "Morgan James Did Hid Her Wedding Details But Couldn't Hide Her Married Life With Musician Husband! Going Strong?". LIVERAMPUP. June 26, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Doug Wamble". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2017.

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