Douglas Neel

Trombone Artist

Douglas Neel

Douglas Neel

Principal Trombonist, Adrian Symphony Orchestra

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T350-E
  • Bell: 382CF
  • Slide: T-BCN
  • Tuning Slide: Yellow Single Radius
  • Leadpipe: T3 Brass
  • Model: T302
  • Bell: 9189CF
  • Slide: .508-N
  • Tuning Slide: Rose Dual Radius
  • Neckpipe: Yellow
  • Leadpipe: T2 Brass

Douglas J. Neel serves as the Principal Trombone for the Adrian Symphony Orchestra (Adrian, MI). Additionally, Douglas is the Instructor of Jazz/Contemporary Guitar at the University of Findlay, and works as a freelance performer/educator. Douglas has also served on the faculty at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Bowling Green State University, Tiffin University, and Terra State Community College during his career.

As a freelance musician, Douglas has performed with numerous artists/ensembles/groups throughout Central and Northwest Ohio, including Trio NOT, the Michael Shirtz 4tet/5tet, The Pinup Project, The Conspiracy Band, Yumbambé, Paul Brown's Science Gravy Orchestra, Central Ohio Brass Band, The Dominion Brass, the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, the Student Loan, Soul Kitch'n, Matt King & The Roustabout Band, and the Broadway touring shows of Hairspray, A Chorus Line and Chicago. Additionally, Douglas has shared the stage with such greats as Melissa Manchester, Jay Ashby, Elizabeth Von Trapp, Aretha Franklin, and continues to lead his own Trio/4tet on a variety of performances.

In addition to being an Edwards artist, Douglas is also a Performing Artist for Benedetto Guitars, and performs throughout the region as a trombonist, 7-string guitarist, and bassist. He holds degrees from the Capital University- Conservatory of Music (BM, Music Performance) and Bowling Green State University - College of Musical Arts (MM, Dual Specialization).

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2018 Georgia Trombone Summit to Feature BSO Section, Gilkes, Resonant Projection

Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26.┬áThis four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Sebastian Vera

"Personally, I want a trombone that doesn't get in the way and allows me to be me. With my Edwards, I can create whatever sound or color I need on a given day. In the opera, it allows me to be strong but nimble while in chamber settings giving the ability to execute virtuostic passages musically without sounding labored."

Sebastian Vera
Principal Trombonist, Pittsburgh Opera