Posted by: mark on December 21, 2015 @ 2:10 pm
Filed under: Greenleaf (News)


Thanks to all of our supporters for making 2015 such a great year and helping us celebrate our 10th anniversary! We wish you the best of the season and a 2016 filled with joy and happiness!

For subscribers, the final two tracks of the Serial Sessions are now available November and Onward Pioneers

If you’re not yet a subscriber, sign up at Level 2 or 3 and pick ANY item from our store for FREE! Offer ends Dec 31.

Once you’ve signed up, send an email to to let us know what item you want. Thank you for supporting Greenleaf Music!

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Fabliaux Released Today!

Posted by: mark on December 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Greenleaf (News)


Dave Douglas writes a brand new suite for Monash Art Ensemble, an improvising chamber orchestra including some of Melbourne finest players.

Scored for four winds, four brass, four strings, and four percussion, including electronics, Fabliaux introduces new language into the vernacular of contemporary improvised music, looking forward while looking back.

Fabliaux draws inspiration from composers of the early 14th century French Ars Nova, most notably Guillaume De Machaut. Using ideas of hocket, isorhythm, and modal counterpoint as points of departure, Fabliaux takes the players on a journey into unimagined territory.

Improvisation mixes with timbre and structure in unexpected ways, with the Australian orchestra meeting the American trumpeter on the fertile ground of exploration and discovery.

Also available on iTunes and Amazon

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We’re Hiring

Posted by: mark on June 1, 2015 @ 4:31 pm
Filed under: Greenleaf (News)

Greenleaf Music and Dave Douglas Music are looking for a new Administrative Coordinator. Read further for description:

Looking for a sharp, organized, energetic individual to assist the Director and Operations staff of our busy music production company with the administrative details related to touring and release coordination. Lots of opportunity to make an impact for a motivated, independent self-starter. This is an independent contractor position with a projection of about 20 to 30 hours per week, depending on release and tour schedules.  Preferably located in the New York City area but will consider remote location for the right person.

Contact for more information or to send resume.

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Subscriber Series: The Serial Sessions

Posted by: mark on February 3, 2015 @ 10:33 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Greenleaf (News), Kneebody, Linda Oh, Riverside, Rudy Royston, Ryan Keberle, Subscriber Downloads


Hello Friends,

We are very excited about the upcoming year. New releases from Donny McCaslin and Dave Douglas are in sight as we begin to celebrate our 10th year of operation! One of the things that has set Greenleaf Music apart since 2005 is our Subscriber Series. The Subscriber Series has offered a great way to interact with our artists, keeping you up to date on their latest and most compelling work. It’s also a way to gain access to rare and unreleased material through digital downloads and gives an unprecedented glimpse into each artist’s process.

In 2015 we wanted to do something really special on our 10th anniversary: we recorded an album exclusively for our Subscribers. The band is made of Greenleaf Music Alumni (Dave Douglas on trumpet, Chet Doxas on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Ryan Keberle on trombone, Frank Woeste on piano, Linda Oh on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums) and is 12 tracks long. Kneebody will be contributing an exclusive live track to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their release on Greenleaf, Break Me. This music will only be available on our website ( and will be released one track a month for 12 months. As a subscriber you will have access to super high quality (24/88.2 for the nerds. That’s better than a CD!) downloads of each track as well as behind the scenes pictures and interviews from the recording session. As always, every Subscriber has access to the proprietary Greenleaf Cloud Player that houses every minute of every record (and more) that has ever been released on Greenleaf Music. There is no better time than now to become a Subscriber. In addition, Subscribers get 20% off every item at the Greenleaf Music Online Store and get the first look at new releases and even some leaked tracks!

Want more music? We feel the same way. We look forward to your subscription.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Greenleaf Music


Greenleaf Music celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2015. It seems like only yesterday–much less ten years ago–that Dave Douglas and Mike Friedman founded the company together.

Greenleaf was born of a desire to make and distribute music in a different way, to provide a new platform for Dave’s work as well as for artists he wants to showcase, and to create a community of like-minded fans to discover and enjoy that music. Since 2005 we’re proud to have released over 40 different projects: countless albums from Dave Douglas, as well as artists Kneebody, Donny McCaslin, Michael Bates, Nicole Mitchell, Curtis MacDonald, Linda Oh, Matt Ulery, Rudy Royston, Riverside and Ryan Keberle.

As the year passes, we’ll be focusing on our new projects (from Donny McCaslin on March 31 as well as from Dave’s new band High Risk in the summer and his famed Quintet in the Fall). We’ll also remember the company’s previous releases, especially the first three: Kneebody’s Break Me and Dave Douglas’ Mountain Passages and Keystone. We want to get this music in to your hands, so we’re celebrating with a sale (more on that below).

As a special treat for our loyal subscribers, we’ll also be recording a band of Greenleaf alumni and giving the tracks away as part of our subscription series. Dave, Chet Doxas, Ryan Keberle, Frank Woeste, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston recorded new originals written by Dave earlier this week. Also, Kneebody is recording a new version of the Shane Endsley tune Break Me in honor of the 10th anniversary of their release. We’ll post the first track soon!

“Greenleaf is a family name that goes back at least four centuries. I wanted the label to have a sense of family, both in the way we treat recordings and in the way we deal with artists. You can sit around and gripe about the music industry ’til you’re blue in the face or you can do it yourself and act on what you believe in.”

-Dave Douglas, 2005

Mountain-PassagesThe first record on Greenleaf Music was Dave’s Mountain Passages, released ten years ago today. The New York Times wrote that it’s “a cross between the energetic Balkan-tinged improvisation heard in Mr. Douglas’s Tiny Bell Trio and the hushed dynamics of another of his bands, Charms of the Night Sky…a provocative groove and vamp, and a style of ensemble playing that’s dynamically hushed but emotionally hot.”


The ensemble, NOMAD, was formed to play music inspired by the myths and the spirit of rural mountain culture. The instrumentation of trumpet, clarinet, cello, tuba and percussion are envisioned as an imaginary traveling band, and their first performances took place high in the Italian Dolomites as part of the festival I Suoni delle Dolomitti. Partially inspired by his love of world folk music, NOMAD also carries the spirit of jazz that informs all of Dave’s music. Mountain Passages is a profound and playful mix that veers between the solemnity of solitary contemplation and the drunken debauchery of ecstatic celebration. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this work, take the opportunity now!

We’re offering a physical copy of Mountain Passages for $8 and a digital download for $5 at the Greenleaf Music Online Store for 1 week celebrating the 10 year anniversary of its release.

We’re excited to have shared ten years of great music with all of you and look forward to celebrating it all again this year.

Want more music? We feel the same way.


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Rudy Royston at The Village Vanguard & 303 sale!

Posted by: mark on July 24, 2014 @ 2:28 pm
Filed under: Greenleaf (News), Rudy Royston

Lorraine Gordon hanging out with Rudy Royston at his Village Vanguard debut!

“An alert and powerful drummer, Rudy Royston has emerged as a first-tier talent…” –NY Times

Greenleaf Music celebrates Rudy Royston at legendary The Village Vanguard every night this week through Sunday, July 27 with his 303 Septet. TimeOut New York says “Expect an accessible sound that doesn’t pander—postbop with a tender sophisticated-pop sensibility, perhaps—as Royston leads a septet in pieces from the album.”

We are excited to offer Rudy’s debut album 303 at a 15% discount at the Greenleaf Music Store to celebrate his week long run at The Vanguard. Use the discount code “vvrr15” at checkout to redeem!


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Linda Oh Performing at The Jazz Gallery this Weekend in NYC!

Posted by: admin on May 23, 2014 @ 9:00 am
Filed under: Greenleaf (News)

Linda Oh is performing at The Jazz Gallery this weekend! Featuring Sirius Quartet (Greg Ward, alto/soprano saxophones; Matt Mitchell, piano; Ches Smith, drums; Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Sara Caswell, violin; Ron Lawrence, viola; Jeremy Harman, cello), Linda will be playing two sets each night. Read about this special lineup in Linda’s own words here.

FRI MAY 23 Jazz Gallery / New York, US Buy tickets
SAT MAY 24 Jazz Gallery / New York, US Buy tickets

For those of you who can’t make it, we’re offering a special 20% off her entire digital catalog all weekend to celebrate.

Download your copies here before Sunday at midnight with special code linda20!

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Linda Oh Touring East and West Coasts This Month

Posted by: admin on March 19, 2014 @ 10:45 am
Filed under: Greenleaf (News)


 Linda Oh Quartet

Tuesday March 25th, 2014
An die Musik Live! • 8:00 PM
409 North Charles Street, Second Floor Baltimore, Maryland 21201 [map]
$20 advance • $23 day at door

Wednesday March 26, 2014
Bethesda Blues & Jazz • 7:30 PM
7719 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 [map]

Linda Oh’s Sun Pictures

Friday March 28, 2014
Redwood Jazz Alliance  • 8:00 PM
Fulkerson Recital Hall, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521 [map]

Saturday March 29, 2014
Duende • 9:30 PM
468 19th Street Oakland, CA 94612 [map]
$15 advance

Sunday March 30, 2014
Earshot Jazz Festival • 7:30 PM
Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 [map]
$18 Adult, $16 Seniors and Earshot Jazz members, $9 Students

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Join us. Support the Artists and Access the Music

Posted by: Dave Douglas on February 18, 2014 @ 4:33 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin, Greenleaf (News), Matt Ulery, Rudy Royston, Subscriptions

Dear Friends,

As you probably know, Greenleaf Music has offered a subscription plan for several years. What you may not know is how much unreleased music is available with your subscription!

I want to let you know that we are reviving the track-a-month additions to our Subscription Series. January featured the Dave Douglas Quintet playing “Garden State” live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. February features an extra track from Rudy Royston’s fantastic new CD, 303, called “Big Money.” The rest of this year will see extra tracks from Linda Oh, Donny McCaslin, Matt Ulery, and additional tracks from yours truly, Dave Douglas.

Additionally, I selected an album length collection of exciting Dave Douglas Quintet recordings from Fall 2013. This collection features songs from the albums Be StillTime Travel and Pathways. It also features–aside from quintet members Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston–special cameo appearances from pianists Bobby Avey and Luis Perdomo.

Dave Douglas

This new Dave Douglas Quintet Live Fall 2013 album will automatically become part of the Subscription Series. If you’re already a Level 2 or Level 3 subscriber, you know how to find it. Enjoy! And if you want to take advantage of all of this special music, please consider joining those who have access.

Subscriptions also include: special updates about Greenleaf Music activities, discounts at the store, the use of our proprietary Cloud Player to stream our entire catalog, as well as the potential for free tickets and backstage visits with the artists. Visit our subscriptions page to find out more.

Please consider joining us and hearing all this music. We appreciate the support.


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Greenleaf Music at Winter Jazz Fest 2014: Rudy Royston, Linda Oh, Matt Ulery

Posted by: admin on January 7, 2014 @ 10:48 am
Filed under: Events, Greenleaf (News), Rudy Royston (news)

We’re excited to bring you three great shows this coming weekend at WJF 2014. Performances by Linda Oh’s Sun Pictures and Matt Ulery’s Loom celebrating their 2013 releases, and another with the most recent addition to our artist roster, drummer Rudy Royston, who brings his 303 Septet to Le Poisson Rouge for a prerelease celebration. We hope to see you!


Friday, January 10th • 4:30pm
Linda Oh’s “Sun Pictures”
Michiko Studios • 149 W 46th St, NYC [map]

Ben Wendel, saxophone • Matt Stevens, guitar • Linda Oh, bass • Ted Poor, drums

Friday, January 10th • 7:30pm
Matt Ulery’s Loom
The Bitter End • 147 Bleecker Street, NYC [map]

Marquis Hill, trumpet • Geof Bradfield, bass clarinet • Rob Clearfield, piano & accordion • Matt Ulery, bass • Jon Deitemyer, drums

Saturday, January 11th • 7:15pm
Rudy Royston’s 303 Septet
Le Poisson Rouge • 158 Bleecker Street, NYC [map]

Jon Irabagon, sax • Nadja Noordhuis, trumpet • Nir Felder, guitar • Matt Mitchell, piano • Yasushi Makamura, bass • Rudy Royston, drums

Prerelease celebration of “303” releasing February 4th on Greenleaf Music!
Preorder at iTunes!

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