Douglas Neel

Benedetto Player Douglas J Neel with Black Bravo 7 2013

Douglas J. Neel is currently Instructor of Jazz/Contemporary Guitar at Capital University- Conservatory of Music, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, and the Univ. of Findlay, Ohio.

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 HairsprayA 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.

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.

In addition to being a Performing Artist for Benedetto Guitars, Douglas is also an Edwards Trombones Affiliated Artist, 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).

Douglas J. Neel
Adjunct Instructor, Capital Univ.- Conservatory of Music (Jazz/Cont. Guitar, Jazz Gtr. Ens. director)
Adjunct Instructor, Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ. (Jazz/Contemporary Guitar)
Adjunct Instructor, Univ. of Findlay (guitar/bass)
Freelance Musician, Brass/Guitar/Bass
C: 614.226.4268
Edwards Trombones Affiliated Artist
Benedetto Guitars Performing Artist

Douglas J. Neel with his Bravo 7-String (2013). Douglas also plays a Benny 7-String

Doug Neel with Benny 7 guitar and tromboneDouglas J Neel and Terra State All Stars 2013 - photo by Arica PfirschDouglas J Neel photo by Arika Pfirsch 2013Douglas-J-Neel-Bravo-7-2013-photo-by-Arica-PfirschDouglas J Neel and Keith Barber Terra State Reception 2013 photo by Arica PfirschDoug Neel ProjectMorgen Stiegler (15 of 40)Morgen Stiegler (33 of 40)Douglas J Neel Trio NOT Benny-7 2014 groupDouglas J Neel Benny-7 solo 2014 Trio NOTDouglas J Neel 2014 photo by Meghan CarpenterDouglas J Neel Benny on stageDouglas J Neel (Benny guitar) with Tom and Victoria Bordner of Soul Kitch'nChris Buzzelli and Douglas J NeelDouglas J Neel and Benny with Dale Rabiner (l) and Bob BenedettoDouglas J Neel black and white portraitDouglas J Neel (with Benny guitar) with friends Agatsuma (holding his shamisen, right) and his pianist Doug Neel and Benny - 2012 photo by Reshae FannDouglas J Neel and Benny in studioDouglas J Neel (Trombone) and Lance D Witty Douglas J Neel (trombone), Mike Shirtz (piano), Kris Burt (bass), and Keith Barber (guitar) at a NAMI fundraiser