Greenleaf cofounder Dave Douglas is the cover story for October’s JazzTimes. The generation-defining trumpeter and composer talks to Nate Chinen about 10 years of balancing artistic instinct and business sense at the helm of Greenleaf Music.
We’re happy to announce that Brazen Heart is officially released today! Check out the live footage from the studio of the tune Wake Up Claire featuring solos from everyone in the band. The quintet will tour Europe this month promoting the record. Check out dates below.
|MON 12 OCT||Jazzclub Fasching / Stockholm, SE||Buy Tickets|
|WED 14 OCT||Teatro Donizetti / Bergamo, IT||Buy Tickets|
|THU 15 OCT||Jazz Club / Singen, DE||Buy Tickets|
|FRI 16 OCT||Flagey – Studio 4 / Brussels, BE||Buy Tickets|
|SAT 17 OCT||Hugo Wolf Saal / Leibnitz, AT||Buy Tickets|
|SUN 18 OCT||Kinoteatr Rialto / Katowice, PL||Buy Tickets|
|WED 21 OCT||Babylon / Istanbul, TR||Buy Tickets|
|THU 22 OCT||Conservatorio Mantova / Mantova, IT|
|FRI 23 OCT||Muze / Heusden-Zolder, BE||Buy Tickets|
|SAT 24 OCT||Het Spoor / Harelbeke, BE|
|SUN 25 OCT||Grillo Theater / Essen, DE||Buy Tickets|
The ninth track for the Subscriber Series Serial Sessions is From Thin Air. Dave Douglas comments below:
Dedicated to Kenny Wheeler: In honor of the closing of 2015 Festival Of New Trumpet Music, Greenleaf releases the single track ‘From Thin Air’ a new composition I wrote in memory of Kenny Wheeler. It features Ryan Keberle, Chet Doxas, Frank Woeste, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston.
This piece joins the other tracks on the Serial Sessions – tracks released once a month for subscribers and supporters of Greenleaf Music. I am grateful for your support. And I am very proud of this recording and want you to hear it! A few more to come this year.
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New Trumpet Music is something I’ve been involved in for a long time. Roy Campbell, Jr. and I decided, in 2002, to organize a group to support new music and musicians involved with the instrument. I’ve been president of this all volunteer, musician-run organization since that time.
This week, from September 24 through 29, FONT Music will present 6 days and nights of music in New York. Aside from all the normal great music in New York, this festival adds:
- A night of cross-genre new music with Asphalt Orchestra and yMusic at Rockwood on the 24th;
- Thomas Bergeron’s arrangements of Messiaen in “Sacred Feast” 25th;
- Marquis Hill’s “Signatures in Brass” with 5 other top players on the 26th;
- Two experimental nights at Downtown Music Gallery curated by Nate Wooley and Aaron Shragge, 27 & 28;
- Celebration of Dr. Eddie Henderson on September 29 at The New School.
All information and tickets can be found at FONTMusic.org
FONT Music is a group whose mission is dear to me. There’s no stylistic boundary to the music. No boundary in terms of community, gender, age, ambition. It’s all music, all varieties, supporting the players and composers.
Thank you for reading and listening. I hope to see you at some of these events. Please say hello, I will be there with open ears.
We’re happy to announce that Brazen Heart is now available for preorder from the Greenleaf Music Store. Preorder your copy now! The album will officially drop on October 2.