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Jazz Piano

One of Geelong’s premier piano soloists, Doug  McKenzie has been featured for more than thirty years at musical events entertaining with piano music everyone loves. 

Doug's repertoire includes the songs of the great singers like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, and Tony Bennett, with songs written by Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers, Berlin and others. Doug also plays the music of Broadway as well as the songs of more contemporary artists like The Beatles, Billy Joel and Elton John. 

In the past few years he has provided music at many places in Geelong and on the Bellarine Peninsula – GPAC, Vu-Grand, Queenscliff Hotel, and many others.
He has often been employed as lounge pianist at many Geelong restaurants – Le Parisien, Finnegan’s, Sailors’ Rest - and last year he completed a year-long
residency at the Melbourne Sheraton. Along with other performers he has been featured in a number of concerts in the area – at The Barwon Heads Fine Music
Society, arcQ Gallery in Portarlington, and various Queenscliff venues,. 

Doug can bring his own digital piano to any venue where an acoustic piano is not available. He travels with a Yamaha P-250 with an excellent sound system -
the best professional equipment available.  With decades of experience, Doug is known for his crisp jazzy style of playing, and an easy-to-work-with rapport. Living in Ocean Grove, Doug is reasonably close to any venue in the Geelong / Bellarine Peninsula / Surf Coast area, He often plays in Melbourne.