Posted by: Dave Douglas on March 26, 2014 @ 2:01 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Riverside


Thrilled to be involved with this project and to present a new album on Greenleaf! “Riverside” was instigated by Chet Doxas, who invited me to contribute pieces in honor of Jimmy Giuffre. Pre-order for the new album is now open!

Riverside is a quartet featuring me, Chet, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Jim Doxas. Check out samples of the new record here. We will be touring and playing this music in April and in the summer. Hope to see you out there. Meanwhile, pick up the new recording and hear us doing the thing. You’ll be glad you did.

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Dave Douglas Workshop at Jazz Education Network (JEN) Saturday January 11

Posted by: Dave Douglas on January 10, 2014 @ 9:44 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts), Dave Douglas (News), Events, Workshop

556700_10151318143781206_1342787754_na Join me at Jazz Education Network conference in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, January 11th. In addition to coaching, I will be performing at noon with the BYU Synthesis band on the Inspirations stage.

At 4pm in the Pegasus room I am sharing a hands-on composition workshop. Bring a pencil and manuscript paper as we go through some ideas about generating material and overcoming writer’s block. Members of the BYU band will be playing and writing, then demonstrating some of the ideas that emerge. Should be fun and enlightening. Come say hello if you are down there!

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Dave Douglas Midwest Dates Continue This Week (IN, IA, IL, MI)

Posted by: jim on December 5, 2013 @ 8:19 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Events


More info at the /shows page

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30% off everything at the Greenleaf stores, Friday through Monday

Posted by: jim on November 28, 2013 @ 10:36 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Donny McCaslin (News), Linda Oh (News), Matt Ulery (news), Releases


We’re starting off the holidays with a big sale, 30% any and all CDs, LPs, and Sheet Music.

Use coupon code “greenleafthirty” at any of our artist stores

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Dave Douglas Quintet at Garde Arts, November 21st

Posted by: jim on November 20, 2013 @ 11:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events


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Dave Douglas Quintet: Four Nights at Jazz Standard NYC, November 14-17th

Posted by: jim on November 11, 2013 @ 12:51 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events


Dave Douglas Quintet: Four Nights at Jazz Standard
[RSVP on Facebook]

Celebrating the release of DD|50: Special Edition 50th Birthday Recordings [Box Set]


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The DD|50 T-Shirt has arrived

Posted by: jim on November 7, 2013 @ 10:59 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Releases

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Quantities of this limited-edition shirt are just that, limited. Order yours today.

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Before & After with Dave Douglas: ln praise of Woody, Wynton and more (via Jazz Times)

Posted by: jim on @ 10:41 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Press

Dave Douglas sat down with Ashley Kahn / Jazz Times for a Q&A, and blindfold test. Read the full article at JazzTimes.

Dave Douglas by Stefan CramerIn the cool, blustery summer weather that is typical of Finland’s Satakunta province, Dave Douglas’ quintet—Douglas on trumpet, tenor saxophonist Jon Irabagon, pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Rudy Royston, with vocalist Heather Masse—played a well-received set at the 2013 Pori Jazz festival in July. The music alternated between a loose-limbed intensity and measured melancholy—the latter in particular on the church melodies taken from Douglas’ 2012 album Be Still (Greenleaf). One of those happy, unplanned musical connections took place when the group performed the title track, sparking a rousing response from the outdoor crowd.

“I got so many questions from people here in Finland about why I played it,” Douglas, 50, explained after the set. “When my mother was very ill she gave me a list of hymns that she wanted me to play at her memorial service, and one of them was ‘Be Still, My Soul.’ It was one of her favorites, played in Protestant churches with English lyrics and a melody composed by [Finnish composer] Jean Sibelius. I don’t think she knew the melody is also called ‘Finlandia,’ but we began to play it and I quickly learned that it’s the national anthem here, more or less. It was a real honor to play it in Finland.”

This Before & After took place in Pori’s Satakunnan Museo immediately after Douglas’ performance and was attended by a variety of local music fans.

Find out how Dave did in the blindfold test.

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The DD|50 Special Edition Box Set is available now

Posted by: Dave Douglas on October 23, 2013 @ 10:04 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), DVD, Releases

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Super proud of everybody on the Greenleaf team for the outcome of this new box set. It’s got Be Still, Time Travel and two unreleased items: Pathways, a new sextet recording with Uri Caine, Greg Tardy, Josh Roseman, Linda Oh, Clarence Penn, and special guest Aoife O’Donovan. And a DVD of session and art videos created by Christoph Green. There’s also a download card of additional out takes and unreleased tracks.

Not only is the box itself beautiful (thanks again, guys, OK yes, it’s my birthday, I get it), but they’ve also devised a system so that — if you already purchased Be Still and Time Travel — you don’t have to buy them again. You can simply “complete your box.” Nice right?

If you are curious, this is a cool moment to check out what’s going on at Greenleaf and get some great music. Thanks.

Hear “Handwritten Letter,” a previously unreleased track included in the box set “…a devastatingly catchy song, which has found itself stuck in my head since I received the box. It, moreover, serves as a firm reminder of how brilliant and infectious a melodist Douglas is” (Search & Restore)

Another bonus track, this one with video of the performance, premiered at Burning Ambulance on Monday.

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Dave Douglas Quintet: Europe Tour, Week 1

Posted by: jim on October 16, 2013 @ 11:09 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Dave Douglas (Updates), Events

Dave Douglas Quintet with Jon Irabagon, tenor saxophone; Luis Perdomo, piano; Linda Oh, bass; Rudy Royston, drums

‹‹‹ October 17th-18th | Hamburg DE ›››
DDQ @ Rolf-Liebermann-Studio-NDR

‹‹‹ October 19th | Gröningen NL ›››
DDQ @ De Oosterpoort-Kleine Zaal

‹‹‹ October 20th | Köln DE ›››
DDQ @ Stadtgarten

‹‹‹ October 21th | Dortmund DE ›››
DDQ @ Domicil


More dates at greenleafmusic.com/shows

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