Doreen Ketchens
 | Doreen Ketchens


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
  • Craig Sylvern
    New Sousa Band; CS2
  • Tad Calcara
    Utah Symphony
  • Kathy Pope
    University of Utah
  • Adam Silverman
    Independant Studio, Lauren Alaina
  • Ryan Kilgore
    Ryan Kilgore (Stevie Wonder)
  • Shannon Kennedy
    independent Artist
  • Antonio Canovas
    CONSMUPA Oviedo-Spain
  • Marco Minnemann
  • Doug Lawrence
    Count Basie Orchestra
  • Lars Mlekusch
    Zurich University of the Arts
  • Tong Yang
    China Central Conservatory Of Music
  • Kyle Young
    Carmel High School
  • James Barger
    West Texas A&M University
  • Kyrill Rybakov
    Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory
  • Glenn Kostur
    University of New Mexico
  • J. Lawrie Bloom
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Aaron Leibowitz
    Zhu, The Vibrometers
  • Gary Campbell
    Gary Campbell Quintet
  • Scott Turpen
    University of Wyoming
  • Chris Bullock
    Snarky Puppy

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