Welcome To Jere’s Place on the Web!

Jere Douglas, Professional Musician, Personal Chef,  Advocate, Creative, Caring, Compassionate

Renaissance Man!

 

Performer/Teacher

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Houston Clarinet Teacher
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Text Box: “Jere is a delightful person who is both honest and helpful. As a musician he is one of the most talented people I know. He is also a skilled writer. Jere is able to reflect on his life and learn from his circumstances. Working with Jere is a joy and I respect him and all his many gifts.” December 7, 2009
Shane Webb
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Yes, it was pure pleasure playing the Schubert with you and Kenneth. What delight to work with such sensitive chamber musicians!

Julia Fox
Soprano
Text Box: On Friday, May 20th,  2011 at 7:30 pm, Jere Douglas, clarinetist, a member of St. Philip and someone who's made formidable contributions to the music ministry here, will present a recital of some wonderful chamber music repertoire, featuring favorite St. Philip sopranos Julia Fox and Alicia Chew. Don't miss this one either! This event is presented by Collage Ensembles and Parlor Project Houston.  Free will donations will be accepted.”
Dr. Justin Smith, St. Philip Presbyterian Director of Music Ministries
Text Box: Milan Marching Festivals were all about competing with style for all bands in the show! Why do students not seem important anyone? The Milan Band and all activities were done to fulfill needs of kids to accomplish all they could be! You kids did that in the Milan Band and much more. Hats off to each of you. And THANKS
Janie Albright
Text Box: Jere Douglas, award winning clarinetist and clinician, began his musical career on the piano at the tender age of 5 years old (1962) studying in the Berl Olswanger Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. He continued his musical growth in the junior and chancel choirs of Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis along with picking up the Clarinet in the 9th grade at Milan High School working under the tutelage of Mr. Robert Hodge. From these beginnings in classical and jazz, Jere has performed with the Germantown Symphony, Memphis Symphony, in musicals on Broadway and in London, with Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Joyce Cobb, Count Basie, Doobie Brothers, and is a well recognized session and pit musician.
Jere is a freelance musician and has played in many of the major and minor symphonies as a fill in. As a clinician, Jere has taught around the US, including through the Mid-America Arts Alliance, TMEA, NAMTA and various regional and state organizations. He has performed as guest soloist with ensembles in Japan, England, Australia, Korea, Thailand, China, Germany, and as Artist in Residence at “The Clearing” Sister Bay, Wisconsin, Woodwind Specialist Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
Jere is a sensitive performer with a unique edge to interpretations of works from Baroque to New Age, a specialist in new compositions and techniques looking to expand the repertoire for the clarinet through various ensemble mixtures and rhythmic complexities. His boundless energy is focused on commissioning works by new composers. His performances are inspiring and completely encompassing, taking audiences to a higher level of experience.
 Jere comes across the footlights with powerful musical statements that are inspiring to many.
Jere is an ardent supporter of personal growth and education and shares his life experiences through private coaching with students from around the world. He is also involved in various charitable organizations promoting health and wellbeing. An avid cook, reader, and civic organizer, Jere is a consummate well-rounded person. He is also affiliated with Broadway Cares, St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital and the Center for Disease Control.
“Pick your personal mentors and teachers with great care, and with the emphasis on your personal career, not the world of academia,” exhorts Jere. “Make your own way, even if it means stepping outside the box. I actually created my own course of study, much to the chagrin of others. I have ended with the appropriate credentials that look nice on a wall-- but the substance behind the paperwork is truly what’s important to me.”
Jere Douglas
Accolades

"Jere is a consummate professional who strives for perfection. His style is to under promise and over deliver. His talents are in demand with orchestras from coast to coast and he is heavily involved in giving back to his community at great sacrifice to his personal free time. Loyal and supportive, I can recommend him without the slightest reservation. I am also grateful for his patriotic service in the USMC."   Stan Ford
Service Category: Musician
Year first hired: 2004 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

J.Wagle I NEVER IDK

, Founder, Triple J Marketing (business partner)
was with another company when working with you
“Jere and I began collaborating here on linkedin, and he has been an inspiration. His genuine caring spirit, and dedication to helping charities is admirable. Jere's eagerness to accept new challenges, and the enthusiasm with which he attacks it is unequalled. It has been very advantageous for me to have networked with Jere, and is a very respected connection that I am grateful to have met. J.Wagle Owner of Triple J Mkt” May 7, 2009