About Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer and educator from New York City.

His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award and two Grammy nominations. Douglas has developed his work for several unique ensembles with whom he’s currently active, including his new quintet, an electric sextet (Keystone), and Sound Prints Quintet, co-led with saxophonist Joe Lovano. His new quintet released its debut recording, Be Still, in September 2012 with singer Aoife O’Donovan, the first time Douglas has featured a vocalist on a recording. The follow-up to that critically-acclaimed recording, Time Travel, released April 2013.

Since 2005, Douglas has operated his own record label, Greenleaf Music, releasing his own recordings as well as albums by other artists in the jazz idiom. Through his artist-friendly approach and innovative practices, he continues to prove himself a pioneer in new music marketing and delivery methods for the jazz world and among artist-run labels.

Douglas has held several posts as an educator and impresario. From 2002 to 2012, he served as artistic director of the Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at The Banff Centre in Canada. He is a co-founder and director of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2012. In 2013, he begins his second year as International Jazz Artist in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music in London and launches his own Jazz Workshop, dedicated to enriching the musical experiences of younger players.

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Equipment

Dave plays a large bore Bach Stradivarius that he has had for many years. It has a #25 bell. Dave uses a Bach 3B mouthpiece.

Lessons and workshops

Starting in 2013 Dave Douglas will open his studio for special sessions with musicians by request. We recommend organizing a group of musicians to participate in this for maximum impact. Dave has special experience and insight in coaching ensembles and will begin offering this service on a limited basis several times a year.

Contact Dave

To send a direct email to Dave, please use dave@davedouglas.com. Dave receives these emails directly and will respond to all, though response times may vary. We appreciate your correspondence and inquiries.


 

Dave Douglas Discography

On Greenleaf (2005 – present)

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Following on the heels of the critically acclaimed Be Still, Dave Douglas and his label Greenleaf Music release Time Travel, an all-instrumental follow-up to the album Stereophile called “one of the best-sounding new recordings [we]‘ve heard by anybody in quite a while.”

Even with the identical personnel – the saxophonist Jon Irabagon, the pianist Matt Mitchell, the bassist Linda Oh and the drummer Rudy Royston, (sans Aoife O’Donovan), Time Travel is its own statement. Additionally master engineer Joe Ferla is onboard again to continue to pristine sound of Douglas’ bands.

Be Still
Dave Douglas
2012 Greenleaf Music

Three Views
Dave Douglas
2011 Greenleaf Music

GPS, V3: Bad Mango
Dave Douglas & So Percussion
2011 Greenleaf Music

GPS, V2: Orange Afternoons
Dave Douglas
2011 Greenleaf Music

GPS, V1: Rare Metals
Dave Douglas
2011 Greenleaf Music

United Front
Dave Douglas
2011 Greenleaf Music

Spark Of Being [3CD]
Dave Douglas & Keystone
2010 Greenleaf Music

A Single Sky
Dave Douglas
2010 Greenleaf Music

Spirit Moves [CD+DVD]
Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy
2009 Greenleaf Music

Keystone: Live at Jazz Standard
Dave Douglas & Keystone
2008 Greenleaf Music

Moonshine
Dave Douglas & Keystone
2007 Greenleaf Music

Live at the Jazz Standard [2CD]
Dave Douglas Quintet
2007 Greenleaf Music

Live at the Jazz Standard [12-set]
Dave Douglas Quintet
2006 Greenleaf Music

Meaning & Mystery
Dave Douglas Quintet
2006 Greenleaf Music

Keystone [CD+DVD]
Dave Douglas
2005 Greenleaf Music

Mountain Passages
Dave Douglas
2005 Greenleaf Music

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