[Contest] Tell us your musical memory, win tickets to Dave Douglas at Jazz Standard

Posted by: admin on March 26, 2013 @ 6:48 am
Filed under: Contest, Dave Douglas (News), Events

When we started working on the plan for the new album Time Travel, Dave and I were talking about David Toomey’s book “The New Time Travelers”—which was the impetus for the title. Specifically how the concept of time travel had been around a long time, how it’s evident in the way we think and the way we create, and ultimately rearranges our understanding of cause and effect.

One of my favorite things about music is how vividly it allows us to remember a moment in time that might have otherwise been forgotten. As with other senses, your thoughts can fly backwards to the slightest of details all from hearing a note or a voice or just a sound; or maybe you see your future self in the shape of things to come. In this way, Time Travel is a reality among all of us who have our ears open.

A ticket for your thoughts.

We’d like to hear about your first or most powerful musical memory. Maybe it was a eureka moment, or the song you first fell in love with. Maybe it was a moment when you realized how important music was for you. Whatever it might be, take us back in time, or tell us how you beamed yourself to the future.

In exchange, we’ll put your name in to win a free pair of tickets to the Jazz Standard where Dave and his Quintet celebrate the release of Time Travel, as well as Dave’s 50th birthday. We’ll also pick a second person to receive a free download of the new album—for those of you not in the East Coast area.

Enter to win tickets by posting your musical memory in one of these spots:

+ Comment on this blog post
+ Comment on the Facebook post at facebook.com/greenleafmusic
+ Use hashtag #ddtimetravel on Twitter
+ Use hashtag #ddtimetravel with a picture on Instagram

The winner will be selected at random on Friday at 5 PM and their name will be on the guest list +1 for a set on Saturday or Sunday (tickets only; food and beverage are not included).

I’ll get the ball rolling…


Curtis Macdonald Music at International Songwriting Competition

Posted by: admin on March 9, 2011 @ 11:21 am
Filed under: Contest, Curtis Macdonald (news)

Newly minted Greenleaf artist Curtis Macdonald has had a composition selected as a finalist for the 2010 International Songwriting Competition. The tune—a rabble-rousing, up-tempo twin sax dance—is called The Living Well. Another song, My Deal, was also recognized as a semi-finalist. You can hear both on his debut release, Community Immunity.

The public has been asked to vote for their pick of the winning competition. We of course fully endorse The Living Well. You can listen to the track and vote here. Votes can be submitted once per day. We thank you in advance for supporting this great music.

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RE: Trivia For Tickets

Posted by: admin on April 21, 2010 @ 2:38 pm
Filed under: Contest, Dave Douglas (News), Events, Spark Of Being

All comments are in. The commenters with the correct answer were tossed into my personal Greenleaf Music Hat and chosen at random. The five winners are:

Bob (last name not present)
David French
Chad McCullough
Peter Sardellitto
Damon Shulenberger

As much as I wanted to make sure Herman Melville made the show, that’s the luck of the draw.

Congrats guys. Enjoy the show!

In other Keystone related news, as we celebrate the world premiere this weekend, we’ve slashed the prices of the Keystone: Live at Jazz Standard sets — $5 for MP3s, $7 for FLACs, and a similarly price-adjusted Full Book. Better snatch up those sets while the deal is fresh. And don’t forget about the Jazz Standard poster.


Trivia for Tickets

Posted by: admin on April 15, 2010 @ 2:50 pm
Filed under: Contest, Dave Douglas (News), Events, Spark Of Being

April 24th, 2010 will see the World Premiere of Dave Douglas’ collaboration with Bill Morrison, Spark Of Being, at Stanford University. You can purchase tickets here. But before you do, answer the question below in the comments section of this post for a chance to win yourself tickets.


Question: What is the origin of the band name Keystone?

Answer: ?

We will announce the winner(s) next week. Good luck!

For fairness, I have closed the comments from view. Once you submit, you will not be able to see the comment until I publish the winner.


CONTEST: Best of Greenleaf Music

Posted by: admin on September 23, 2009 @ 1:46 pm
Filed under: Contest

It’s contest time again. Due to the overwhelming response to our Dave Douglas Mixtape contest this past summer, we’ve decided to hold another mix tape contest of sorts. And this time, we might press a Best of Greenleaf Music Volume 1 on vinyl based in part on your submissions. No one knows our catalog better than the community we have here. So take a moment and read the rules / requirements below.

Rules / Requirements

+ Submit (2) Sides (A / B) with your picks of the best tracks from the Greenleaf catalog via the Comment Section of this post
+ Each side can be no more than 20:59 in length (no exceptions!)
+ You choose the tracks
+ Your tracklist must include more than two Greenleaf artists
+ Tracks must be taken from the Greenleaf catalog (in other words, albums on other labels by the same artist do not count)
+ Submissions close October 16th

How the contest works.

At the end of the scheduled time frame, we will tally up how many
times each track was used from each list. The most chosen tracks will be put into a pool of music with picks from our artists. We will generate the final tracklist in house and release an extremely limited pressing on vinyl.

Digital files will also be released, and free with purchase of your vinyl copy and as always, to our subscribers.


Five randomly-chosen people who submit their Best of Greenleaf list will receive one of the Limited Edition LP’s signed by all Greenleaf artists on the album.

Each person who submits will have their full name credited in the liner notes (unless anonymity is your thing).

Best of luck. We’re looking forward to seeing your list.


Free Tickets to a Clean Feed Show

Posted by: Dave Douglas on September 17, 2009 @ 7:32 am
Filed under: Contest, Events, Music

Festival of New Trumpet Music is offering free tickets for this weekend’s Clean Feed double bill: Bay Area trumpeter Darren Johnston and NYC’s own Kirk Knuffke. Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 8pm, at the Cornelia Connelly Center in NYC.

However, it seems you must:

“Name 3 brass players Bobby Bradford has recorded alongside during his career (either as a sideman or a leader.) First 10 people that email us at fontmusic@gmail.com with a correct answer get one free ticket.”

Bobby will be in NYC October 3 & 4 accepting FONT’s Award of Recognition, and performing alongside Baikida Carroll, David Murray, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Dresser, Benny Powell, and Andrew Cyrille.

Update: Still a few left. Hint – one of the players was Don Cherry.

Update 2: FONT contest is now closed. See you down there.

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RE: Mixtape Contest // Winner #2

Posted by: admin on June 26, 2009 @ 8:33 am
Filed under: Contest, Dave Douglas (News)

Our 2nd Winner has been announced. Congratulations to Patrick Boyle.

One winner left. Submit your mixtape now to win. Click here to submit.

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Contest Winner // Sheet Music Update

Posted by: admin on June 18, 2009 @ 8:31 am
Filed under: Contest, Dave Douglas (News), Events

A name was picked from a hat last night. And that name is of our first winner: Ethan Rioux. From everyone here at Greenleaf, thanks for your mixtape and congratulations.

We are still taking submissions. Everyone who has already done so is still eligible to win the next two prizes. Updates on that very soon.

The Spirit Moves Sheet Music has been added to the Greenleaf store here. These charts — PDFs of the full scores and individual parts — are included in the EXTENDED and COMPLETE bundles as well as our Subscriber Option. Those who have already ordered, log in and check in your MY ORDERS section for that download link. And of course, any technical difficulties you run into, please send me an email and I’ll help you out.

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Wrapping up the preorder…

Posted by: admin on June 15, 2009 @ 1:31 pm
Filed under: Contest, Dave Douglas (News), Events, Michael Bates (Updates)

With so much happening here, where do I begin.  The beginning, I guess…

First and foremost, the SPIRIT MOVES Preorder ends at 11:59pm EST tomorrow.  That means that you have until then to get in on those special offers we’ve been talking about — the free live set from the upcoming Brass Ecstasy Jazz Standard shows this week, the signed copies (almost sold out), etc.  And remember, Subscribers get a 2nd live set free.  Click here to get to the Preorder page.

Second, as mentioned, Brass Ecstasy is kicking off the Spirit Moves Tour this Thursday at Jazz Standard.  Then on to DC, Ottawa, and Chicago, followed by the European leg of the tour.  Click here for all those dates (and there are a lot of them!).

Another show to hit up this week in NYC — Michael Bates’ Outside Sources (with Chris Speed) at The Stone, Tuesday the 16th.  Downbeat is at 10PM.  More info here.

Lastly, our Mixtape Contest is rocking.  Thanks to all who have submitted so far.  We’ll announce the first of 3 winners later this week.

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CONTEST :: Dave Douglas Mixtape

Posted by: admin on June 10, 2009 @ 10:05 am
Filed under: Contest, Dave Douglas (News), Listening, Music

[picture courtesy of Ralph Lichtensteiger]

DD Mixtape

The first ever Greenleaf contest.  And it’s a good one, too.  All you have to do is submit your perfect Dave Douglas mixtape and you’re immediately be entered to win some great prizes and have your mixtape featured on our site.  We hope to hear from you. And we’re excited to see the content our Greenleaf community (and beyond) comes up with. Details below.

Songs from all 28 Dave Douglas albums are fair game for use.  Live recordings can be used as well.  Please use the classic 60-min or less format (30 minutes per side, 2 sides).

How to submit your mixtape:
Submissions should be written in the comments section of this post.  Please include in the following format:
(Track Number)  |  (Track Name)  |  (Album)  |  (Year)
Please do not include the direct audio links — each of the winning playlist streams will be handled by Greenleaf Music.

3 winners will be picked from a hat after the comments are closed (July 1st).  We will post the winners at the end of each week — First Prize is picked first (June 17th), Second Prize next, and Third Prize last. Streaming mixtapes will be updated within a week of winning.

1st Prize ~ 2 Tickets to any upcoming Brass Ecstasy show + a Deluxe SPIRIT MOVES [CD/DVD] signed by Dave Douglas
2nd Prize ~ A signed copy of the Deluxe SPIRIT MOVES [CD/DVD] + a download of any other DD album at the Greenleaf store
3rd Prize ~ A Deluxe SPIRIT MOVES [CD/DVD]

What is a mixtape exactly?

A mixtape, which usually reflects the musical tastes of its compiler, can range from a casually selected list of favorite songs, to a conceptual mix of songs linked by a theme or mood, to a highly personal statement tailored to the tape’s intended recipient. Essayist Geoffrey O’Brien has called the personal mixtape “the most widely practiced American art form,” and many mixtape enthusiasts believe that by carefully selecting and ordering the tracks in a mix, an artistic statement can be created that is greater than the sum of its individual songs, much as an album of pop music in the post-Beatles era can be considered as something more than a collection of singles.

Greenleaf is teaming up with Downbeat Magazine for this promotion. All participants will receive an email from Downbeat regarding subscription. This is a list that you can opt out of any time. Your email will not be sold or given away to anyone else.