Doug Cameron/Percussionist, performer
Doug Cameron is a Halifax-based jazz and improv drum set player, instructor and composer. He attended St. F.X. University and studied with Mark Adam, John Hollenbeck, Owen Howard, and Terry O’Mahoney. Since moving to Halifax in 2002 Doug has been heavily involved with the local jazz and new music scene. He works regularly with the Upstream Orchestra, SuddenlyLISTEN and Jerry Granelli through the Creative Music Workshop, where is is also a faculty member. Other highlights include performing with Fred Frith and appearing at the 29th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Quebec. Doug has founded several jazz and improv groups including TFC with Jeff Torbert and Adam Fine, whose 2006 recording Rhizomatics was nominated for a Music Nova Scotia Award. In addition to improvised music he also founded rock bank Aide-de-Camp with Cory Bowles which recorded and toured extensively. Doug performs and composes regularly for dance artists including Jacinte Armstrong, Susanne Chui, Lisa Phinney and Mocean Dance. In 2013 he performed Threnodies, a dance/music collaboration by Susanne Chui and Geordie Haley created for the TD Halifax Jazz Festival.
Current projects include: Composing and recording a debut record with The New Bridge, to be released in 2016; touring with Juno-nominated ukulele artist James Hill; collaborating with Mocean Dance on Burnwater:Alchemy, a multi-faceted installation/performance.
Doug Cameron by Michelle Doucette