Born March 24, 1960 in Leamington, Ontario, Canada, Doug Tann has been a professional drummer for over 30 years. He has performed with Stanley Clarke, Ashford and Simpson, Della Reese, Grammy and Downbeat Winner Regina Carter, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Oscar Winner Red Buttons, Sid Caeser, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Platters, the Checkmates, Frank Gorshin, Peter Marshall, Cyd Charisse as well as the St. Luis Symphony, The Calgary Philharmonic, The Memphis Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, The B.B.C. Radio Big Band and the S.I.R. Hollywood Studio Orchestra.
Doug moved to the United States in 1992, then lived in England for a brief time (1995-1999) before moving back to the USA.
Doug was the original drummer for the hugely successful world tour of Lorna Luft's Song's My Mother Taught Me for which he is credited with conceiving the drum score.
Doug has published 6 books, most notable The Forgotten Foot which received a 7/10 rating from Modern Drummer. Modern Drummer has featured and published several of Doug's articles over the years most notably the series on Left Foot cascara called "Is This The Next Wave?"
Currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, Doug Tann was an original member of Bart Elliott's Drum Ring International back in 1998, which later became the Drummer Cafe in 2001.