The Jazz Doctors was a group of jazz musicians who have played for various organizations for over 20 years, until 2014. The original group was formed by Fred McCormack, a retired Pharmacist on piano, with Dr. Linsy Farris, an Ophthalmologist on upright bass and Art Hartwick, an Orthodontist on drums. The original Freddie Mac's trio was reorganized in 2002 by Dr. Ron Kraus, a Psychologist on trumpet, and became the: Jazz Doctors. After Fred retired in 2006 the group added Spencer Morris on keyboards and Tad Schaefer, a hospital engineer on guitar. Musicians who played with the Jazz Doctors include Joe Selly (guitar), David Licht (drums), Adrian Moring (Bass) and Will Dougherty(keyboards). Other musicians that perform with the group include Dr. Steve Alexander (Piano) andDr. David Levine (Drums, Vocals).
Jazz Doctors Live!
Photos by Peter Rosen, V.A.R.I.O.U.S Media
Good Jazz Makes Good Time
Group members who participated in the demo recordings below include the following musicians: Trumpet: Ron Kraus; Bass: Linsy Farris; Piano: Will Dougherty; Guitar: Joe Selly; Bass: Adrian Moring; Drums: David Licht.
Below is but a small sample of the group's sound from 2014..
The tunes below do not represent the band but are recordings of trumpet with playback or existing tunes. Although classic Jazz is a personal favorite, the music presented combines various styles so that everyone may find something they like. A few tunes were also placed on YouTube.