Doreen Ketchens
 | Doreen Ketchens


Follow on Facebook

Follow on Twitter



Products Used

  • Mitchell Lurie Premium Bb Clarinet Reeds Filed
    +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
  • Marianne Breneman
  • Ashley Jarmack
    Independent artist
  • Piotr Baron
    Independent Artist
  • Dave Pietro
    Dave Pietro Quartet
  • Noelle Fabian
    The Disneyland Band
  • Michael Tracy
    University of Louisville
  • Tracy Heavner
    University of South Alabama
  • John Scott
    University of North Texas, Professor
  • Dean Newcomb
    Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
  • Karendra Devroop
    Independent Artist
  • Yannick Rieu
    Yannick Rieu Quartet
  • Eric Dubose
  • Ilya Morozov
    Ilya Morozov Sextet/Quartet
  • Julia Heinen
    CSU Northridge
  • Worawut Khamchuanchuen
    Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Wayne Escoffery
    The Wayne Escoffery Quartet
  • Bharat Chandra
    Sarasota Orchestra
  • Chad Smith
    Independent Artist
  • Robby Longley
  • Matthias Muller
    Clarinet and Composition Professor at the Zurich University of the Arts

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