Doug Abrams has appeared professionally with James Moody, Dick Oattes, Steve Slagle, Charles Neville, The New York Voices, Jane Monheit, Johanna Grüssner, Sean Smith, Martin Wind, Derek Nievergelt, Eivind Opsvik, Allison Miller, and Dan Weiss. He has appeared in venues including Birdland (NYC), Fasching Jazz Club (Stockholm), and The Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton, MA). His big-band arrangements have been performed by the Johanna Grüssner Manhattan Jazz Orchestra (for which he was music director), the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble, the Jazz Composers Orchestra at UMass Amherst and the Amherst Jazz Orchestra directed by Jeff Holmes. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics with a minor in math from M.I.T., a master’s degree in jazz piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and a master’s degree in music theory from UMass Amherst. As an undergraduate he performed Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the M.I.T. Symphony Orchestra, a performance for which he received the Philip Loew Memorial Award for creative accomplishment in music. He has recorded two albums of original compositions, Looking Forward and In This Moment, and his analysis of Thelonious Monk’s “Ruby, My Dear” was published in November 2016 in the online journal Jazz Perspectives. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in music theory from UMass Amherst.