Favorite Steely Dan song: Gaucho
Guitarist Douglas A. Siqueira J.r. was born in March 2 1971 in Brazil, began to play guitar at age 14 influenced by rock music, first at a nylon string classical than moved to electric. At age 19 he was already playing professionally in local rock bands. Years later he attended a two year program at “Conservatorio Musical de Tatui” in SP Brazil, during this period he worked as a free lance musician in Sao Paulo region. In 1999 while attending “Conservatorio Souza Lima” in Sao Paulo he got a partial scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music. In 2000 he moved to Boston graduating “Magna Cum Laude” from Berklee College of Music in 2005. At Berklee he studied with Tim Miller, Mick Goodrick, Rick Peckham ,Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Steve Prosser among others, he also attended Master Classes with Pat Metheny, Michel Camilo and Joe Lovano. Douglas also studied improvisation and composition privately with the late jazz-guru Charlie Banacos for a year.