Dougie Freeman is a London-based pianist, MD, vocalist, composer, arranger & producer with a particular specialism in pop / groove-based genres and jazz. He works predominantly with artists (UK and touring shows) as an MD and/or keyboardist and is the founder and director of Pandora's Jukebox which provides entertainment to the events industry.
Performance work with artists include: Violet Skies, Nikhil D'Souza, Josh Barry, Shift K3Y, Andreya Triana, Mark Lettieri, Alyusha, Tara Priya, Kwabs.
Arranging work for: Oval Space (Purple Reign prince tribute), XOYO Re:imagined (History of Rave), ProMusica Brass Ensemble (several commissions), The Urdang Academy (several commissions), Music Makers (several commissions), Nottingham Youth Orchestra, West End Gospel Choir.
Dougie graduated with BMus (Hons) from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2010 - first study jazz piano. In the same year he was awarded the Yamaha scholarship for outstanding jazz musician, featuring in Jazzwise magazine and performing at Portcullis House.
During his 4 years at Guildhall, he was privileged to study with such musicians as Danilo Perez, Dave Liebman, Marcus Roberts, Malcolm Edmonstone, Phil Robson, Barry Green & Martin Hathaway.
Originally from Nottinghamshire, Dougie's musical education began in the cathedral choir of Southwell Minster where he was head chorister between 2000-2001. During his tenure he performed for live televised broadcasts on ITV, recorded two albums and toured to Florence, Rome and Paris. He was principle cellist of the Nottingham Youth Orchestra between 2004-2006 toured the UK and Europe.