Keystone performs “Spark of Being” at MoMA October 14th

Posted by: Russell on October 7, 2014 @ 1:51 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Keystone

Our fearless leader Dave Douglas and his band Keystone will perform the soundtrack of Bill Morrison’s film, Spark of Being, LIVE with a screening of the film at the Museum of Modern Art on October 14th at 8:00 pm as a part of the series “Bill Morrison: Compositions” (more info below). Don’t miss this rare, one night only, opportunity! Here is a note from Dave:

It’s alive!

Bill Morrison’s adaptation of the Frankenstein story, Spark of Being, is right on time for Halloween. Me and Keystone created the score for this 68 minute film at the Computer Music Research lab at Stanford University in 2010. (Read review here)

For the first time in many moons, Keystone will reunite to play this piece with the film. At NY’s Museum Of Modern Art (more info and tickets here), the performance is part of a retrospective of Bill Morrison’s work with film and live music. Other performers include Bill Frisell and cellist Maya Beiser.

Keystone is Dave Douglas, Marcus Strickland, Adam Benjamin, Brad Jones, Gene Lake, and Geoff Countryman. There is a special box set of CDs available from this work. The three CDs are: Soundtrack, Expand, Burst. They include the original piece, a collection of alternate takes, and an entire disc of material recorded at the session and not used in the film.

Come join us at MoMA for this very special event.


The ”Bill Morrison: Compositions” series continues through November:

Tue Oct 14 Dave Douglas and Keystone performing live to “Spark of Being”
Thu Oct 23 Maya Beiser performing live to “All Vows”, “Just Ancient Loops”, and “Light Is Calling”
Fri Nov 21 Bill Frisell performing live to “The Great Flood” with Ron Miles, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen

Tickets to all three film-concerts may be purchased as a pre-sale package for $30 until Mon 10/13.

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Dave Douglas & Joe Lovano announce US and European touring with Sound Prints

Posted by: Russell on October 6, 2014 @ 9:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News)

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Sound Prints, the acclaimed band co-led by Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano is set to begin an extensive Fall tour in just two weeks.  Now’s your chance to catch this great band, featuring Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh and Joey Baron, as they play a mix of Douglas and Lovano originals as well as new compositions written by Wayne Shorter.


10/15 – San Diego, CA – Jazz at TSRI
10/16 – Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa Jazz 
10/17 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s Oakland
10/18 – Seattle, WA – Earshot Jazz Festival / Town Hall
10/19 – Vancouver, BC – Kay Meek Centre 
10/21 – 26 – New York, NY – Village Vanguard


11/12 – Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Jazz Festival
11/13 – Pontoise, France – Theatre Des Louvrais 
11/14 – Offenburg, Germany – Reithalle im KulturForum
11/15 – Bielsko Bialo, Poland – Bielskie Centrum Kultury
11/16 – Munich, Germany – Jazzclub Unterfahrt 
11/17 – Zurich, Switerland – Moods
11/18 – Rome, Italy – Sala Sinopoli 
11/20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen Jazz House
11/21 – Oslo, Norway – Nasjonal Jazzscene 
11/22 – Goteborg, Sweden – Nefertiti Jazzklubb
11/23 – London, United Kingdom – London Jazz Festival / Barbican Centre

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Dave Douglas Quintet at Snug Harbor for One Night Only!

Posted by: Russell on October 3, 2014 @ 11:28 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Dave Douglas (News)


Hey New Orleans! The Dave Douglas Quintet is coming your way on October 4th with sets at 8 and 10 pm. For tickets and more information visit

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Ryan Keberle’s “Into the Zone” Out Now!

Posted by: Russell on September 30, 2014 @ 9:00 am
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Greenleaf Music is proud to announce the release of trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle’s “Into the Zone.” This CD features Keberle’s long standing band Catharsis, with special guest appearances by veteran saxophonist Scott Robinson and Chilean-born vocalist Camila Meza. Preview the music and buy your copy at the Greenleaf Music Online Store now!

Ryan will be kicking off an east coast tour to celebrate the release of “Into the Zone” starting in Boston at The Regatta Bar, then to New York at Jazz Standard, to Washington DC at the Atlas and finally to Chicago at Constellation. See below for tour details and tickets!

Regatta Bar, Boston (tickets)
Wednesday, October 1st
7:30 pm
$20/$15 for students

Jazz Standard, New York (tickets)
Tuesday, October 7th
7:30 & 9:30 pm

Atlas, Washington DC (tickets)
Saturday, October 11th
8:00 pm
$25/$20 for students

Constellation, Chicago (free!)
Wednesday, October 22
9:30 pm

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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

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
Filed under: Podcast

Festival of New Trumpet Music 2014

September 17 to 28.

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 (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
Filed under: Matt Ulery


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
Filed under: Matt Ulery


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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