Doug WaddellPercussion

Doug Waddell

What is your hometown?

Northbrook, IL

When did you join the Grant Park Music Festival? 

1984

Where did you study? 

DePaul University

What do you love most about your instrument? 

I get to hit things

What’s on your playlist at the moment? 

Pop music…John Williams 

What would you be if you were not a musician?

Producer

Who is you all-time favorite performer?

Michael Jordan

What are your hobbies?

I am the Director of the Percussion Scholarship Group, which offers free music lessons to underprivileged children in Chicago.