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The doRiaN Mode Quartet...
This vintage jazz and blues group, located in the SF Bay Area, provides entertainment for private and public events throughout the Bay Area. Contact us, below: Tell us about your upcoming event!

Dorian Mode ...
is a musical term for a minor type scale used in jazz and blues improvisation. It has a very identifiable, soulful and melancholy quality.


The daughter of an African-American father and a Dutch-Danish mother, Dorian Bartley grew up in Kalamazoo, Mich. in an academic family that valued musical expression. She listened to both recorded and live music that spanned jazz, folk, blues, world, Motown and psychedelic rock. There were always people around her playing music, and one day at a picnic someone handed Dorian an upright bass. This was the beginning of her lifelong association with the instrument.

An opportunity presented itself some years ago when the president of the Petaluma Museum asked Dorian if she could find musicians to play at a Black History Month concert. She knew the music of people like Bessie Smith and Count Basie and realized that she could fit the bill with the help of local musicians. Dorian contacted pianist Bob Johns and saxophonist David Scott. The Dorian Mode was born. Percussionist Tony Blake subsequently joined the group and their first concert was in February 2013.

Vocals and Upright Bass by:
Dorian Bartley - Founder of doRiaN Mode


Drums by:
Tony Blake

Piano, Trumpet and Trombone by:
Bob Johns

Tenor Saxophone and Vocals by:
David Sydney Scott

Recorded and Mixed by:
Morton Davis at Morton Davis Productions Studio

The doRiaN Mode Quartet provides entertainment throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... We would love to provide entertainment for your event. Send us an email and we will contact you to discuss your event.
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Producing music is very much a form of meditation...and, just as with meditation, the results manifest over time.

Cheers and Joy...


Composer, Arranger, Songwriter-Mixing Engineer

Morton Davis Productions
a publishing company, registered with ASCAP

Illegitimi non carborundum
Honor Few, Fear None...

-Morton Davis

***ALL Publishing and Recording RIGHTS RESERVED:
Morton Davis Productions 1992 - 2018