Doug Drewek

Saxophonist, composer and educator, Doug Drewek  is currently the Instructor of Saxophone at Centre College in Danville, KY and Instructor of Saxophone and Clarinet at Asbury College in Wilmore, KY.  Over the last ten years, Dr. Drewek has also taught courses including private lessons, saxophone quartets, jazz ensembles and jazz history at East Carolina University, Chowan Community College and the University of Kentucky.  A native of Raleigh, NC, he has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra and the US Air Jazz Orchestra featuring Ben E. King.  In 1996 Dr. Drewek traveled with the Leon Jordan Continentals on a weeklong tour of northern England.  In 2002 he was featured with the East Carolina Jazz Ensemble at the JVC Jazz Festival and the Birdland jazz club in New York City.  While in Kentucky, he has played with a variety of ensembles including DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra, The Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, The Lexington Philharmonic, the Temptations and Aretha Franklin.  Dr. Drewek has also recorded extensively.  He can be heard most recently on the Osland Saxophone Quartet’s recording, Commission Impossible, the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra’s Quotient and the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra’s Flying Home.  Other recordings include the world premier of Bob Mintzer’s Rhythm of the Americas with the Osland Saxophone Quartet and the University of Kentucky Wind Ensemble, as well as the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble’s Self Contained which was recommended for a Grammy nomination in 2006.