Doug McKeehan began playing piano at a young age, was in his first band at 14 and continued with classical training at Oberlin College and Kent State University. Over the course of three extended trips to India he studied with notable Indian music teachers Pandits Ram Narayan and A.G. Bhattacharya. He played jazz in the Northern California Bay Area for 30 years, performing at venues such as Yoshi's, the Herbst Theater, and Grace Cathedral. Composing credits include several musical theater, independent film and television pieces and music performed live for the Diablo Ballet's production Jazz Fever. He is a long standing member of the award winning world fusion group Ancient Future and as a producer has found a niche in the 'world music' genre, producing albums for the noted Pakistani vocalist Shafqat Ali Khan and Chinese gu zheng virtuoso Zhao Hui. In 2019 he produced jazz vocalist
Joyce Grant's CD, Surrounded by Blue. Founder and producer of the group
Air Craft, he is currently in the process of releasing Divergent Path, their second album (after a 30 year hiatus!) on the Craftedair/Blujazz label. Doug continues to play all kinds of music, from jazz to r&b and rock and is at present practicing a lot of Bach, a composer whose genius continues to astonish.
After many years in Northern California Doug McKeehan is currently making his residence in the New London Connecticut area. The covid lockdown, an aging parent, the loss of his spouse in 2018, all contributed to a summer of 2020 cross country road trip, a most interesting journey through a heartland going through various levels of pandemic adaptation.