The sister of Swiss drummer/percussionist Dave Doran
, Brigeen Doran
has established her own legacy as a world-class jazz saxophone player, while she has collaborated with her brother in several top-notch jazz groups. Their first band, KIOL, formed with guitarist Heinz Affolter
, pianist Raoul Walton
, and American-born bassist Fernando Saunders
, recorded two impressive albums -- Take It On in 1979 and Sunny Day the following year.
and Dave Doran
toured East Germany along with Mark Koch and Fredy Miller in Doran, Cook & Miller in 1986, and in the early '90s formed the Doran Band with a second brother, Christy
, on guitar and Fredy Miller on drums and percussion. With the Doran Band, they toured North America in 1991, performing in such clubs as the Middle East in Cambridge, MA, and the Knitting Factory in New York. Doran
has also worked in a bass and drum duo, shared with Saunders
, that combines Irish and American influences. They served as opening act for Billy Cobham
's 1983 Glass Menagerie
's debut solo album, Bright Moments
, was released in 1993.