Doug Bickel is a pianist and composer who has toured with Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Kevin Mahogany and Woody Herman.  He has released four CDs under his own name, including “The Bickel/Marks Group featuring David Liebman” on Zoho Records.  Bickel’s compositional style has been described as angular and asymmetrical, but highly lyric and melodic.  He plays modern modal jazz in a style rooted in the traditions of bebop and the blues.

Bickel has played with Pat Metheny, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Brecker, Buddy DeFranco, Tito Puente, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and Duffy Jackson.  He has been a professor at Virginia Tech, the University of Miami and the University of New Orleans.  This performance will be a mixture of Bickel’s original compositions, and standards arranged in a traditional trio format.