• Doug Little - Saxophone, flute

  • Charanga Tropical

  • Doug Little has recorded ten CDs as a leader or co-leader, appeared on dozens more, and performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His background includes Jazz studies with Grammy winner Joe Lovano, as well as a year of research in Cuba. In 2015 Doug’s band Charanga Tropical became the first U.S. group ever to perform at Havana’s International Danzón Festival. Doug also leads the Latin Jazz septet Seven Steps to Havana, the world music trio Tres Mundos, and his jazz quartet.

    Doug’s extensive teaching experience includes private lessons, master classes, and ensembles. He is the founding Director of the Twin Cities Jazz Workshop, which has taught Jazz fundamentals to hundreds of students since 1996.

    For his artistic and educational activities Little has received support and recognition from the American Composers Forum, the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Minneapolis Arts Commission, the McKnight Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture.