About Doug Strock
Doug Strock was raised in Boston and Martha's Vineyard. He holds degrees from Columbia and Yale where he majored in Russian. His fluency in Russian led to a position with the US-USSR Trade and Economic Council where he was liaison for fortune 200 CEO's and corresponding Russian ministers. During these years, Strock continued a life-long study of jazz piano, including private lessons with John Mehegan, the first teacher of improvisation at Juilliard. And promisingly, an early Strock performance was at a small birthday gathering for Leonard Bernstein. Gradually realizing the personal importance of his music, Strock decided to devote himself full-time to piano. His new existence involved separation from friends and a hardship-cleansing which allowed the birth of a special piano sound. This sensual, fragile yet unsyrupy music consists of beloved melodies and original compositions played with a freshness which beckons for repeat-listening.