The DoSo Orchestra

The DoSo Orchestra is a concert ensemble that embraces both Western and Eastern traditions of classical music as well as improvsation as found in American jazz.  The  style has been described as a blend of Miles Davis, Frank Zappa and Krzysztof Penderecki.  David Mills leads a team of prominent music educators in the development of DoSo concepts, and it often begins with DoSo Freestyle duets.

Below are video excerpts from The DoSo Orchestra performing in a park in Hamden, CT and in rehearsal at Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT.  The musicians are NMS teachers, public school teachers, prominent members of the New Haven jazz scene and talented high school musicians capable of holding their own on stage with their mentors.


DoSo Orchestra No.4 – Sunshine of Your Love  The DoSo Orchestra will take a classic rock song and expand on it.  In the classical world this might be called “variation on a theme by Cream.”



DoSo Orchestra No.3 has the subtitle:  The French Song  It is meant to invoke the feel of classical French impressionism.


DoSo Orchestra No.12 is based on a 12-tone walking bass part.  It is meant to invoke the feel of be-bop jazz.