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Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active simultaneously.

His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a Doris Duke Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award, and two Grammy Award nominations. Douglas' career spans more than 60 unique original recordings as a leader and more than 500 published works. His current ensembles include: Dave Douglas Quintet; Sound Prints, a quintet co-led with saxophonist Joe Lovano; OVERCOME, an ensemble featuring vocalists Fay Victor and Camila Meza, as well as Ryan Keberle, Jorge Roeder, and Rudy Royston; UPLIFT, a sextet including bassist Bill Laswell; Present Joys, a longstanding duo with pianist Uri Caine which recently added Andrew Cyrille as third member for a 2019 recording; High Risk, an electronic ensemble with Shigeto, Jonathan Maron, and Ian Chang; ENGAGE, a sextet with Jeff Parker, Tomeka Reid, Anna Webber, Nick Dunston, and Kate Gentile; Marching Music, a quartet featuring Rafiq Bhatia, Melvin Gibbs, and Sim Cain; Dizzy Atmosphere: Dizzy Gillespie in Zero Gravity featuring Dave Adewumi, Matthew Stevens, Fabian Almazan, Carmen Rothwell, and Joey Baron. Douglas is often engaged in special projects which include big bands, tributes, and multi-trumpet ensembles, such as Dizzy Atmosphere.

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”Dave Douglas is the unassuming king of independent jazz, a model of do-it-yourself moxie, initiative and artistic freedom.” Frank Alkyer, Publisher, Down Beat
Lynn Ligammari
saxophone
Aaron Bahr
trumpet
Waxwing
band/orchestra
Paul Giess
trumpet
CODE Quartet
band/orchestra
Daniel Tamayo
guitar, electric

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Albums

Secular Psalms

Greenleaf Music
2022

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Misogi

Self Produced
2022

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Other Worlds

Greenleaf Music
2021

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Kimbrough

Newvelle Records
2021

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Marching Music

Greenleaf Music
2020

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Overcome

Greenleaf Music
2020

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https://soundcloud.com/davedouglas

Garden State

From: Time Travel
By Dave Douglas

Bad Mango

From: Bad Mango
By Dave Douglas

The Gulf

From: Orange Afternoons
By Dave Douglas

Safeway

From: Rare Metals
By Dave Douglas

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