Doug Jones started playng guitar at 12 years old. His musical journey has included classic rock, punk -pop, reggae, Soukous and other African derived styles, and most recently Brazilian jazz. Doug has visited Brazil
several times with his spouse, studying the music and culture of Brazil. He also studied
under Bossa Nova expert Bill Dee and jammed with local Brazilian acts, including Seattle's Nilza Lessa.
King Dre started playing drums at young age and turned pro by the age of 21. He has always had a love for jazz but is skilled in all different music types. King dre went to Brazil in 1998 on a musical excursion where he studied with local musicians on the the beaches of Copa Cababna and at the clubs.
Doug and King Dre discovered their mutual interest in Brazilian music and, following
a hiatus of the African Knights, set out to share their unique interpretation of the
musical styles of Brazil and the world with you.