“Doc” has been on the cutting edge of the entertainment business for over four decades with an extensive background in all genres of music. “Doc” Poster is a world recognized Conductor, Music Arranger and Composer, and a Masterful Trumpet Player in the recording industry. He’s been the lead trumpet player for such artists as Stan Kenton, Harry James, Ray Anthony, Si Zetner, and others. He performed with the Nat Brandwynn Orchestra as lead trumpet from 1972-1980 and the Johnny Haig Orchestra (relief band, Las Vegas) from 1980-83. He was the leader of his own band “The Rave” from 1984-90, when he became the musical director and featured artist at the Maxim Hotel in Las Vegas. He coordinated bands on the Barge at Caesar’s Palace for 8 years and recorded albums with such stars as Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, J.J. Jackson, Andy Williams, the Pointer Sisters, Ray Anthony and Harry James.
Doc Poster has performed with and contracted for many artists in Las Vegas and California over the past 30 years including such artists as Sammy Davis Jr., Cher, Liberace, Englebert Humperdink, Dean Martin, Diahann Carroll, The Jacksons, Barbara Streisand, Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons, Smokey Robinson, Barry Manilow, Natalie Cole, Ann Margaret, Shirley McClain, Anthony Newly, Robert Giome, Holiday on Ice, Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme, Don Rickles, Wayne Newton, and many many more. He has played lead trumpet in over 65 musicals. Dr. Poster currently contracts and plays lead trumpet for the Pat Rizzo Orchestra in Palm Springs and is the musical advisor – contractor, and Conductor for the Palm Springs Film Festival for Richard DeSantis’s Event Management Company.
Doc Poster has provided instruction as a certificated teacher in California Schools over the past Seventeen years as a music professor and teacher. He has been a fguest lecturer at the University of Redlands, Cerritos Jr. College, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He’s earned many accolades including a Doctorate from Claremont Graduate University, three Master’s Degrees in; Music Education, Music Performance, and Education Administration, and a Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Music degrees. He is National Board Certified and Exceptionally Qualified as a teacher under “No Child Left Behind.” Doc is also a BACH Artist/ Clinician.