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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 Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award, and two GRAMMY® nominations. While his career spans more than 40 recordings as a leader, his active projects include his Quintet; Sound Prints, a quintet co-led with saxophonist Joe Lovano; Riverside, a quartet co-led with Chet Doxas; a duo with pianist Uri Caine; and, debuting in 2015, High Risk, an electronic music-influenced quartet with Mark Guiliana, Jonathan Maron and Shigeto.

Two 2015 projects demonstrate his virtuosity as well as his penchant for wide ranging explorations of new genres and creatively enriching partnerships with other musicians. High Risk, released June 2015, is a collaboration with electronic music artist Shigeto, backed by Jonathan Maron on bass and Mark Guiliana on drums. According to Seth Colter Walls in Pitchfork: “Simultaneously chill and surprising, it’s the sound of a group discovering a valid language, and then proceeding to push the limits of that new aesthetic.” Sound Prints: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival captures the Wayne Shorter-inspired collaboration between Douglas and Lovano. Martin Johnson of the Wall Street Journal calls the music “diverse, abstract and yet highly accessible” while Fred Kaplan wrote in Stereophile: “They're among the most vibrant, dizzying jazz bands around. Douglas and Lovano bounce off each other with an energy and virtuosity I've rarely seen either sustain in other settings (and that's saying a lot).”

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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

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Mar23Sat
Dave Douglas
International Bergamo Jazz Festival
Bergamo, Italy
Mar24Sun
Dave Douglas
International Bergamo Jazz Festival
Bergamo, Italy
Apr12Fri
Dave Douglas: Dizzy Atmosphere
Wortham Theater Center
Houston, TX
$37.50-67.50
Apr19Fri
Dave Douglas
Happylucky No. 1
Brooklyn, NY
Apr20Sat
Dave Douglas
Happylucky No. 1
Brooklyn, NY
May10Fri
Dave Douglas
The Sheldon
St. Louis, MO
Jul9Tue
Dave Douglas
Gent Jazz Festival
Gent, Belgium

Discography

The New National Anthem

The New National...

Greenleaf Music
2017

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Little Giant Still Life

Little Giant Still...

Greenleaf Music
2017

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Dark Territory

Dark Territory

Greenleaf Music
2016

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Dada People

Dada People

Greenleaf Music
2016

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High Risk

High Risk

Greenleaf Music
2015

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Brazen Heart

Brazen Heart

Greenleaf Music
2015

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Garden State

Garden State

Dave Douglas
Time Travel

Bad Mango

Bad Mango

Dave Douglas
Bad Mango

The Gulf

The Gulf

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Orange Afternoons

Safeway

Safeway

Dave Douglas
Rare Metals

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