Doug Cotler is a Grammy Award-winning composer and an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician. Cotler tours the country extensively sharing his innovative music with Jewish communities everywhere. Of course, Doug is a big fan of Voyage Air Guitar, and he packs it with him on his world travels (the picture here is from a recent trip to Israel).
Cotler’s musical career includes composing the symphony, “The Golem,” which was performed by Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, performing country, pop and rock music with such well-known artists as John Denver, Jerry Jeff Walker and Mason Williams, and recording eight original Jewish music albums. Cotler’s 1984 Grammy was awarded for writing “Manhunt,” a powerful song featured in the hit album and movie, “Flashdance.” His multi-faceted abilities have uniquely defined Doug’s career. For 14 years, Doug was the musical producer of the Reform Movement’s National Biennial Conventions.
From young children to adults, Cotler’s music appeals to a wide cross-section of Jewish music lovers. His breakthrough album, “Listen,” contains the hit song “Standing on the Shoulders.” This expressive song is used extensively as a theme for conventions, films, and religious services. Cotler’s other albums include “It’s So Amazing!” – fun Jewish songs for all ages. “Whispers In The Wind”, adult-contemporary songs on Jewish themes. “Down Home”, Jewish Bluegrass. His cover album, “Echoes,” contains Jewish-American popular classics. His newest albums are, “A Rose In December,” which reflects songs of healing and peace, a live concert recording, “Everyone’s Invited – Doug Cotler LIVE!” and “Funny Jewish Songs,” a hilarious exposé of Jewish musical humor.