Doreen Ketchens was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans has represented New Orleans and the United States in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, South America, Russia and the United States. They have performed for four United States presidents, including Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter. The band also boasts 23 volumes of CD’s and 3 DVD’s. In addition to being a superb performer, Doreen is an outstanding educator. She performs in schools around the world, educating students of all languages, spreading the culture and music of New Orleans.