Dave Douglas Quintet at Snug Harbor and University of Alabama

Posted by: Russell on September 29, 2014 @ 11:15 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)



Greenleaf founder Dave Douglas is headed south from October 2nd – 4th! On October 4th the Dave Douglas Quintet (featuring Greenleaf artist Linda Oh) heads to New Orleans for 2 sets (8:00 and 10:00 pm) at Frenchman Street mainstay, Snug Harbor. For more info visit snugjazz.com.

Dave will be in residency at the University of Alabama from the 2nd to the 3rd.  October 2nd he will guest perform with the U of A Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 pm and on the 3rd he’ll lead a master class at 3:00 pm and later perform with his quintet and 7:30 pm. All performances take place at Moody Hall (See poster below).



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FONT Featured in New York Times Listings

Posted by: Russell on September 23, 2014 @ 12:34 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News)



The 2014 Festival of New Trumpet Music continues! Shows run through the 28th of September in Manhattan and Brooklyn. See the FONT website for detailed schedule information here.

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A Noise From The Deep Podcast Episode 25: Festival of New Trumpet Music 2014

Posted by: Russell on September 20, 2014 @ 1:21 am
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Festival of New Trumpet Music 2014

September 17 to 28. www.fontmusic.org

Dave Douglas talks with Brandon Peckman of WNYU about upcoming events in the trumpet festival. Meet Dave Douglas at any of the events found on above web site.

Dedicated to Raymond Mase.

American Brass Quintet gave its premiere in 1960. Before that there really was no conception of “contemporary brass music.” Raymond Mase has been trumpeter since the early 1970s. The Quintet has been the performer and dedicatee of countless modern brass quintet scores.

Recordings played:

Maurice Wright: Quintet
I. Bold and Strong
American Brass Quintet
Raymond Mase, Chris Gekker, David Wakefield, Michael Powell, Robert Biddlecome.

Jacob Garchik: This Song Is The Center Of The Universe
from The Heavens
Jacob Garchik, slide trumpet, trombone, sousaphone, baritone horn

Eric Ewazen: Shadowcatcher
I. Offering To The Sun
American Brass Quintet

Nadje Noordhuis: Big Footprint
Geoff Keezer, Joe Martin, Obed Calvaire

The Roy Campbell Ensemble
Akhenaten Suite Live at the Vision Festival
Billy Bang, Bryan Carrott, Hilliard Greene, Zen Matsuura

The Westerlies: Love, Love, Love
from Wish The Children Would Come Home, The Music Of Wayne Horvitz
Riley Mulherkar, Zubin Hensler, Andy Clausen, Willem De Koch

Kneebody: Break Me (Shane Endsley)
Shane Endsley, Ben Wendel, Adam Benjamin, Kaveh Rastegar, Nate Wood

Henry Butler – Steven Bernstein: Henry’s Boogie
from Henry Butler – Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9, Viper’s Drag
Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein, Reginald Veal, Herlin Riley, Charlie Burnham, Michael Blake, Erik Lawrence, Doug Wieselman, Curtis Fowlkes, Matthew Munisteri

No BS! Brass Band: The Lizard (Reggie Pace)
No BS! Brass Alive in Richmond
A Whole Bunch Of Brass Players From Richmond, VA. Who Will Be In New York On September 25, 2014.

Christian Gregor: Covenant
from A Storm In The Land: Music Of The 26th N.C. Regimental Band
The American Brass Quintet Brass Band

Jacob Druckman: Other Voices: IV
American Brass Quintet
Raymond Mase, Chris Gekker, David Wakefield, Michael Powell, Robert Biddlecome


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FONT 2014 Kicks Off This Week!

Posted by: Russell on September 18, 2014 @ 11:36 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts), Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)


Our fearless leader Dave Douglas kicked off the Festival of New Trumpet Music last night! The festival runs from September 17th through the 28th and features performances from the best and brightest of the New York trumpet family. See a note from Dave below and be sure to check out his tweets here. We hope to see you!

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow night FONT 2014: American•Brass•Electric opens at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club. Please see our festival preview in the NYTimes!

This year our Award of Recognition, will be given to Raymond Mase and the American Brass Quintet, celebrating over 40 years of brilliance! The first Annual Roy Campbell Jr. Commission awarded to Igmar Thomas! And first Bi-Annual Laurie Frink Education Grant awarded to Riley Mulherkar!

Check out an interview with Riley Mulherkar here.

Concerts this week:

Wednesday, September 17 (info)
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club – $9 Cover.
7pm Carlos Abadie, 9pm Kirk Knuffke,
10:30pm Leon Jordan Jr, 11:30 Theljon Allen.

Thursday, September 18 (info)
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club – $9 Cover.
7pm Paul Williamson , 9pm Steve Fishwick,
10:30pm Keyon Harrold , 11:30pm Nadje Noordhuis.

Friday, September 19 (info)
7:30pm- Village Zendo -$16 online/$20 at door.
An Evening of Improvised music to the 1926 Japanese silent film “A Page of Madness”  with Tim Hagans, Aaron Shragge and James Shipp.

Saturday, September 20 (info)
Cornelia Street Cafe – $10 cover/$10 minimum.
9pm The first bi-annual Laurie Frink Career Grant Awardee! Riley Mulherkar: Two Quartets.

Saturday, September 20 (info)
Cornelia Street Cafe – $10 cover/$10 minimum.
10:30pm John McNeil Quartet featuring Ethan Iverson
Celebrating Laurie Frink.

Please buy your tickets now! Thanks.

see you there!

all the best,

Dave Douglas, Stephanie Richards and Aaron Shragge.


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Out Now! Matt Ulery’s “In the Ivory”

Posted by: Russell on September 16, 2014 @ 4:48 pm
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Greenleaf Music is proud to announce the release of bassist and composer Matt Ulery’s “In the Ivory.” This double-CD features pianist Rob Clearfield, drummer Jon Deitemeyer, violinist Zach Brock, vocalist Grazyna Auguscik and 3-time Grammy-winning new music ensemble eighth blackbird in a lush chamber setting. Preview the music and buy your copy at the Greenleaf Music Online Store now!

With every purchase of “In the Ivory” made before September 30th you will receive a free 1-month subscription to the Greenleaf Music Cloud Player. That means you get unlimited streaming of the entire Greenleaf Music catalog 24 hours a day. Listen on your desktop, phone or tablet. It’s a great way to check out that album you’ve always wanted to listen to, or branch out a little and try something new.

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Matt Ulery’s “In the Ivory” featured on the Utne Reader

Posted by: Russell on September 9, 2014 @ 6:15 pm
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Check out a preview of Matt Ulery’s track “There’s a Reason and a Thousand Ways” from his record In the Ivory featuring vocalist Grazyna Auguscik at Utne Reader.  The 2 CD album releases on September 16th, but you can preorder your digital copy on iTunes now!

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Ryan Keberle’s “Into the Zone” Available for Pre-Order on iTunes!

Posted by: Russell on September 2, 2014 @ 6:06 pm
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Greenleaf Music is proud to announce that Ryan Keberle’s Into the Zone is available for pre-order on iTunes! Keberle’s first release on Greenleaf Music features his band Catharsis and special appearances by veteran saxophonist Scott Robinson and Chilean-born vocalist Camila Meza. Pre-order on iTunes now! The full album will officially be released on CD September 30th.


A Noise From The Deep Podcast Episode 24: Mary Halvorson

Posted by: Russell on @ 1:42 am
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Mary Halvorson PodcastIntrepid award-winning and somewhat professional podcasters Dave Douglas and Michael Bates interview Mary Halvorson to see how she comes up with her astoundingly original music for various ensembles. Spoiler alert, Mary doesn’t have a plan. As usual, Jon Irabagon takes it on the chin. Michael quizzes Dave on a tune from Stargazer. Eric Dolphy makes a brief appearance.

Music played in this episode:

Crashes Like Lights (No. 39) (Mary Halvorson)
from Ghost Loop (For Tune Records)
Mary Halvorson Trio
with John Hebert, Ches Smith.

Line To Create Madness (Mary Halvorson)
from Thumbscrew (Cuneiform)
with Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara.

Butterfly Orbit (No. 32) (Mary Halvorson)
from Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12)
Mary Halvorson Septet
with Jonathan Finlayson, Jon Irabagon, Ingrid Laubrock, Jacob Garchik, John Hebert, Ches Smith.

Far Cry (Eric Dolphy)
from Far Cry (Original Jazz Classics)
Eric Dolphy with Booker Little, Jaki Byard, Ron Carter, Roy Haynes.

Reverse Blue (Mary Halvorson)
from Reverse Blue (Relative Pitch) upcoming release October 2014
with Chris Speed, Eivind Opsvik, Tomas Fujiwara.

Intuitive Science (Dave Douglas)
from Stargazer (Arabesque/Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Sextet
with Chris Speed, Joshua Roseman, Uri Caine, James Genus, Joey Baron.


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DD Quintet at Birdland Final Night + DD Quintet Album Sale

Posted by: Russell on August 23, 2014 @ 4:17 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Dave Douglas Quintet


The Dave Douglas Quintet finishes its week long run at Birdland tonight with sets at 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm, get your tickets here. The DD Quintet Album sale continues as well. Get 20% off Time Travel, Be Still and Meaning and Mystery at the Greenleaf Music Online Store. Use the coupon code “ddbirdland” at checkout!

The New York Times, The New Yorker and TimeOutNY have all offered their thoughts about this run. Here’s a recap:

Screen Shot 2014-08-23 at 4.04.14 PM Dave Douglas Quintet (Tuesday through Aug. 23) The industrious trumpeter-composer Dave Douglas broke in a terrific new band last year, releasing two albums on his own Greenleaf label: “Be Still,” a contemplative recasting of Protestant hymns, and “Time Travel,” a more rambunctious postbop outing. The quintet — with Jon Irabagon on saxophones, Matt Mitchell on piano, Linda Oh on bass and Rudy Royston on drums — will most likely draw from both releases here. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, 212-581-3080,birdlandjazz.com; $40 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)


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Always ready for challenging musical experiences, the trumpeter Douglas juggles bands the way others change shoes. A favorite ensemble seems to be his quintet, stocked with exciting younger players, including Jon Irabagon, on saxophones; Matt Mitchell, on piano; Linda Oh, on bass; and Rudy Royston,on drums. Douglas never panders to his audience, but this astute ensemble—which has recorded the albums “Be Still” and “Time Travel”—displays the agreeably accessible aspects of his artistry. (Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. 212-581-3080. Aug. 19-23.)



Leading trumpet progressive Dave Douglas keeps his schedule packed with collaborations and side projects—lately, he’s been working with Joe Lovano in the band Sound Prints, and in a duo with pianist Uri Caine, heard on the beautifully spare Present Joys. But he always reserves time for his working combo: These days, that’s a lithe quintet staffed with young virtuosos Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh and Rudy Royston, all on hand for this run.

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DD Quintet in TimeOutNY + The Sale Continues!

Posted by: Russell on August 22, 2014 @ 2:59 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates)

The Dave Douglas Quintet continues its run at Birdland through August 23rd. (tickets here). See what TimeOutNY has to say:


We are continuing our 20% off sale on the Dave Douglas Quintet albums Time Travel, Be Still and Meaning and Mystery at the Greenleaf Music Online Store. Enter the discount code “ddbirdland” at checkout to redeem!

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