The Doug Hawk Proposition
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The Doug Hawk Proposition

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"Doug Hawk"

Hawk’s yearning tenor compliments his emotional lyrics, which are layered with complex thoughts as likely to be political as personal. -

"Doug Hawk Proposition"

"The songs are clever, pairing upbeat rhythm with vexing lyrics."
- Lauren Warner, The Easton Irregular - Easton Irregular

"Doug Hawk Proposition"

"If Donald Fagen and Joni Mitchell made a sex tape, Hawk's music would be the soundtrack."
- (Sep 08, 2009) -

"Doug Hawk"

"Hawk has a sweet and special vocal quality...a talented singer, with an extensive range "
- Splendid e-Zine - - Splendid e-Zine

"Doug Hawk Proposition"

The songs are certainly beautiful, traveling beyond the usual melodies and chord changes, making them mysterious and enticing."
- David Howell, Allentown Morning Call (Feb 28, 2009) - Allentown Morning Call (Feb 28, 2009)

"Doug Hawk Proposition"

"...jazzy with a funk feel, smooth but rhythmic, maybe a bit like Steely Dan, and with a hint of gospel. Like all good original music, it is hard to describe."
- (Feb 28, 2009) -


Feel So Low - streaming/radio airplay
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Doug Hawk graduated from Moravian College in 1998. During his time there, Hawk was the featured soloist in numerous opera and choral ensembles, performed at the Villanova Jazz Festival, toured England and Scotland with the College choir, and was a catalyst in the school’s development of a major in jazz voice.

After graduation in 1998, Hawk began performing regularly with award-winning funk/jazz/R&B group Rhino Campground and experimental/pop/jazz trio ThreeMonKs. Both groups released multiple, well-received recordings and maintained busy performance schedules, including opening for Bob Marley’s Wailers. Largely because of his work with these groups, he won the 2002 & 2007 Lehigh Valley Music awards for Best Male Vocalist. Groups of which he has been a part of have also opened for the likes of such luminaries as Steely Dan and Michael McDonald.

Hawk continues to hone his unique vocal skills. He has "hung" with saxophone greats Dave Liebman and Jimmy Heath as well as jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy, who praised his “flights into fine improv and musical delights.” Other studies with groundbreaking vocalist J.D. Walter, improvisational guru Rhiannon and pianist/composer/educator Skip Wilkins figure prominently in his style. He performs frequently with The Doug Hawk Proposition, a jazz/R&B group in which he sings, plays keyboards and is the principal composer and shares the vocalist chair in the Tony Gairo Dectette, a Philadelphia-based ten-piece jazz ensemble. Hawk currently maintains a private teaching studio in the Lehigh Valley where he is a voice coach.