MSgt Douglas W. Morgan


Master Sgt. Douglas W. Morgan is the baritone saxophonist with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Grove City, Pennsylvania, his career in the Air Force began in 1997 as a saxophonist with the Band of Flight at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Morgan completed a master's degree from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas (UNT). As a member of the UNT One O'Clock Lab Band, he performed in Portugal, Japan, Hong Kong and throughout the United States. As a member of the Two O'Clock Lab Band, he received a Downbeat Student Music Award. Morgan also attended Northern Illinois University as a graduate assistant, and freelanced in the Chicago area. In 1995, he was a member of the Disney All-American College Jazz Band, performing with such jazz legends such as Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves and Joe Williams. While assigned to the Band of Flight, he appeared on two recordings with the Wright-Patterson jazz and rock bands, and performed at the Ohio Music Educators Association convention and the Detroit Montreaux Jazz Festival. Morgan performed regularly with the Jazz Central Big Band and freelanced in the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus, Ohio areas as well as Indianapolis, IN, backing music icons such as Claudio Roditi and Aretha Franklin before joining the Airmen of Note in October of 2000.

Morgan's Air Force career highlights include Jazz Heritage Series concerts with Walt Weiskopf, Al Jarreau and Joey DeFrancesco, as well as a 2015 deployment as a member of the AFCENT Band, Nighthawk, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Morgan performed at the Atlanta, Jacksonville and Detroit Jazz Festivals among many others. He also participated in several Airmen of Note recordings including "Tiempo Latino," "Out in Front," "Compositions" and "Cool Yule."