Doreen Ketchens
 | Doreen Ketchens


By Country

Follow on Facebook

Follow on Twitter



Products Used

  • Mitchell Lurie Premium Bb Clarinet Reeds
    +More Info

My Mitchell Lurie reeds give me the support I need to produce powerful statements with my clarinet.  Mitchell Lurie gives me the control and warm sound I desire. It is my favorite reed.


The Reserve Classic cut is great!  It gives me the power I'm looking for without making me bite so hard that I loose my endurance.

A D'Addario Woodwinds player since 1980.

Doreen Ketchens is a classically trained clarinetist who stumbled upon jazz after falling in love with her now husband of 28 years, Lawrence Ketchens. She began performing on the streets of New Orleans in 1987 and has traveled the world performing and teaching through master classes and workshops. Doreen and her husband Lawrence educate students of all ages, from pre-school to the elderly. Doreen has performed for four US Presidents and a host of dignitaries and royalty. She started playing clarinet in elementary school and proceeded through high school where she began her studies with Stanley Weinstein. She attended Delgado Community College, Loyola University, Southern University In New Orleans, and through numerous scholarships - including one from the New York Philharmonic - attended The University of Hartford. She has an innovative and distinct playing style that has been described as "amazing" and "brilliant." Doreen has been performing professionally for over 30 years and has earned the respect of musicians of all styles from all over the world.

Other Artists You May Like
  • Julian Milkis
    recording/concert artist worldwide
  • Fernando Silveira
    Instituto Villa-Lobos - UNIRIO/RJ
  • Jan Jansen
    Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Stéphane Guillaume
    Independent Artist
  • Centerstaging New York
    CenterStaging Musical Productions
  • Fred Vigdor
    Average White Band
  • Kenny G
    Kenny G
  • Robby Longley
  • Justin Butler
    Gretchen Wilson
  • Kenji Matsumoto
    NHK Symphony Orchestra
  • Brett Hardin
    The 78's 13B
  • John Masserini
    Northern Arizona University
  • Yoshie Toyonaga
    University of Fukui
  • Marianne Breneman
  • Chad Eby
    independent artist
  • Roman Widaszek
    Academy of Music in Katowice
  • Oasis Quartet
    Oasis Quartet
  • Mike Smith
    Frank Sinatra, Jr.
  • Rob Middleton
    Birdland Big Band
  • Mark Ortwein
    Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra



Privacy Policy About Our Ads Terms and Conditions of Use CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT View Mobile Site Dealers Only Artists Only

Our site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to tailor your experience, understand how you and other visitors use our site, and to target and tailor our advertising. If you do not click “accept” or you chose “reject” below, this Platform will only use cookies necessary for operation of the site. For more information on how to withdraw consent and how to manage the use of cookies on this site, please refer to our tracking tools policy.