Skilled in both bass and flute, Bill Douglass has been performing since 1965. His work on bass includes concerts and recordings with world-renowned talents such as Marian McPartland, Bobby McFerrin, Paula West, Mose Alison, Terry Riley, Art Lande, Mark Isham, Bobby Bradford, Dmitri Matheny, and Tom Waits. He has appeared at major jazz festivals in the United States and Europe, including Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. He has also performed Chinese folk and classical music for more than 20 years.
Douglass's musical expertise on bamboo flute can be heard on a variety of soundtracks for several noteworthy films - including "1000 Pieces of Gold," "The Black Stallion," and "Never Cry Wolf" - as well as two National Geographic specials. Douglass is a member of the faculty at The Jazzschool in Berkeley, California, and has taught jazz and world-music classes at high schools throughout California. In 1997, Douglass and Dogole also joined the roster of Young Audiences of the Bay Area, presenting assemblies and workshops throughout a nine-county region.
For more than 20 years Ian Dogole has articulated his vision of Global Fusion through evocative and compelling soundscapes as a percussionist, bandleader, composer, recording artist, producer, and educator. In addition to his own three releases - "Along the Route," Dangerous Ground," and "Ionospheres" - he has recorded with Ancient Future, Kate Price, Raphael, and Dmitri Matheny, just to name a few. He has also contributed compositions to the San Francisco Giants, the Philadelphia Phillies, Brown University, and the Indonesian Park Service.
Dogole was the recipient of a Jazz Performance Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1991, and with Bill Douglass, received grants from the Marin County Arts Council in 1994, 1995, and 1998 for "Adventures in Global Fusion Music" - a presentation to young audiences. In addition, Dogole performed in 1995 in more than 50 schools as part of the San Francisco Symphony's Adventures in Music program.