DAVE DOUGLAS


BIO: Dave Douglas is arguably the most prolific and original trumpeter-composer of his generation. Since 1993, he has released more than 30 recordings and created a composition catalogue that exceeds 400. His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition some of which includes a Guggenheim Fellowship, Aaron Copland award, Grammy-nominations, trumpeter, composer, and jazz artist of the year by such organizations as the New York Jazz Awards, Down Beat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, and the Italian Jazz Critics’ Society and —most recently a recipient of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz.NEXT grant. Douglas has developed his work for several unique ensembles with whom he’s currently active: the Dave Douglas Quintet, Keystone, Brass Ecstasy, and beginning in 2012, the Sound Prints Quintet with Joe Lovano, Lawrence Fields, James Genus, and Joey Baron. Since 2005, Douglas has operated his own record label, Greenleaf Music, releasing his own recordings, albums by other artists in the jazz idiom, and continues to prove himself as a forward-thinking leader in the realm of digital music distribution. He is in his 9th season serving as the artistic director of the Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at The Banff Centre in Canada and is co-founder and director of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2012.

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Alessia Cara, Tory Lanez & More Nominated for the 2020 JUNO Awards Photo Alessia Cara, Tory Lanez & More Nominated for the 2020 JUNO Awards
by TV News Desk - January 28, 2020

The nominees for the 49th Annual JUNO Awards were announced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference attended by media and industry notables at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC), in downtown Toronto. JUNO Week 2020, hosted in Saskatoon, SK, will...
Jazz Promo Services Begins 20th Year of Serving the Jazz Community Photo Jazz Promo Services Begins 20th Year of Serving the Jazz Community
by TV News Desk - January 11, 2020

Ever since it was formed in 2001, Jazz Promo Services has been an important force in publicizing the music, events and news of the jazz world. Among the pioneers and innovators in utilizing E-mails for publicity (he can contact virtually anyone in the jazz and music industry), Jim Eigo works with hu...
Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List! Photo Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List!
by TV News Desk - November 20, 2019

Recording Academy® President/CEO Deborah Dugan alongside Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees and renowned record producer Harvey Mason Jr., as well as GRAMMY Awards® host Alicia Keys and past two-time GRAMMY® nominee Bebe Rexha, today revealed nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in select categor...
Drummer-Composer Mareike Wiening Leads New York Crew On Greenleaf Music Debut Photo Drummer-Composer Mareike Wiening Leads New York Crew On Greenleaf Music Debut
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2019

An in-demand sidewoman on the fertile jazz scenes of both New York City and her native Nuremberg, Germany, drummer Mareike Wiening [pronounced: Mar-eye-kuh Vee-ning] asserts her extraordinary talents as composer, player and bandleader on Metropolis Paradise, her first full-length CD and debut on the...
Ringo Starr Announces His 20th Studio Album WHAT'S MY NAME Photo Ringo Starr Announces His 20th Studio Album WHAT'S MY NAME
by TV News Desk - September 13, 2019

Today, Ringo Starr announced his 20th studio record, What's My Name, to be released on UMe October 25, 2019. What's My Name is the latest in a series of heartfelt and homespun records that Starr has produced in his home studio and a distinguished, ever-changing yet often repeating cast of musical ch...
Riot Fest Announces 2019 Late Night After Shows Photo Riot Fest Announces 2019 Late Night After Shows
by TV News Desk - August 08, 2019

In celebration of its 15th birthday, Riot Fest has already announced an incredible festival lineup with limited $49.98 single-day tickets, featuring the likes of Blink-182, Slayer's final Chicago performance, and the rare opportunity to see the recently reunited Bikini Kill. Today they up the ante w...
2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition Announces Top 40 Finalists Photo 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition Announces Top 40 Finalists
by TV News Desk - June 24, 2019

The 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition shortlist is unveiled today, showcasing a mix of songs ranging from top of the pops to under-the-radar....
The Jamie Saft Quartet Release New Album 'Hidden Corners' Photo The Jamie Saft Quartet Release New Album 'Hidden Corners'
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2019

On the transcendent new album Hidden Corners, visionary keyboardist, producer and composer Jamie Saft embarks on a spiritual journey along the searching path unveiled by such iconic forebears as John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and Albert Ayler. Inspired by concepts from Jewish mysticism, t...
Additional Artists Announced For 2019 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Photo Additional Artists Announced For 2019 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2019

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society announced today additional performances for the 34th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking place June 21 to July 1. The Festival lineup now includes headliner Herbie Hancock at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on June 29 as well as genre-bending performances...
2019 Tin Pan South Performers & Schedule Released Photo 2019 Tin Pan South Performers & Schedule Released
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2019

The schedule for the 27th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank was released yesterday exclusively through the Tin Pan South App, and today, the schedule and full list of performers were added to TinPanSouth.com. Close to 400 songwriters in a variety of genres are alrea...
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by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2019

The world's most notorious rock band, Mötley Crüe announces the release of The Dirt Soundtrack that accompanies the upcoming Netflix Film The Dirt, based on the New York Times best-selling 2001 autobiography by Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss. The soundtrack and film are set to release March 22nd world...
Kacey Musgraves Wins Big at the CMA AWARDS - See Full List of Winners Here! Photo Kacey Musgraves Wins Big at the CMA AWARDS - See Full List of Winners Here!
by TV News Desk - November 15, 2018

Chris Stapleton reveled in a celebratory night in Nashville as he took home three wins at "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards," while Keith Urban warmed hearts with his gracious acceptance of the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy. Country Music's Biggest Night was hosted for the 11th consecutive year b...
Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour To Head Out This Spring Photo Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour To Head Out This Spring
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2018

It's millennials only for the Monterey Jazz Festival's fifth national tour, March 15-April 14, 2019. Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY-winning and GRAMMY-nominated jazz artists of their generation, including three winners of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, ...
Red Bull Music Festival Chicago Kicks Off Saturday with Nas, Pusha T, and More Photo Red Bull Music Festival Chicago Kicks Off Saturday with Nas, Pusha T, and More
by TV News Desk - November 01, 2018

Red Bull Music will launch the latest installment of their critically acclaimed international music series Red Bull Music Festival this Saturday, November 3rd in Chicago with Opening Night at Wintrust Arena. Chicago is the home to some of hip hop's most cutting edge artists and the event series will...
Soulful Singer/Saxophonist Vanessa Collier on HONEY UP Tour, Performs at Sportmen's T Photo Soulful Singer/Saxophonist Vanessa Collier on HONEY UP Tour, Performs at Sportmen's Tavern
by BWW News Desk - October 03, 2018

Soulful blues singer/saxophonist Vanessa Collier,embarks on her 'Honey Up' U.S. Tour, in support of her acclaimed new album of the same name, with a local performance at Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Wednesday, October 11. Showtime: 7pm. Tickets: $15. Info: (716) 874-7734 or visit here!...
Dave Grohl to Headline Autism Speaks' 'Into The Blue' Gala Photo Dave Grohl to Headline Autism Speaks' 'Into The Blue' Gala
by TV News Desk - September 27, 2018

Dave Grohl, frontman for the multiple Grammy award-winning band Foo Fighters and who headlined the Autism Speaks 'Blue Jean Ball' in 2013 returns to headline the organization's 'Into the Blue' gala on October 4, 2018 at TheBeverly Hills Hotel....
Trumpeter Cuong Vu Rekindles Chemistry With Bill Frisell on Second RareNoise Release, Photo Trumpeter Cuong Vu Rekindles Chemistry With Bill Frisell on Second RareNoise Release, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2018

As a follow-up to 2017's acclaimed Ballet: The Music of Michael Gibbs, Seattle-based trumpeter Cuong Vu joins forces once again with guitar great Bill Frisell, bassist Luke Bergman and drummer Ted Poor on the boundary-pushing quartet outing for RareNoiseRecords, Change in the Air. With all the membe...
RBMF Chicago Announces Line-Up Photo RBMF Chicago Announces Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2018

Red Bull Music will launch the latest installment of their critically acclaimed international music series in Chicago this November, bringing with it a month-long slate of expertly curated original programming spanning the city's diverse music genres. Red Bull Music Festival Chicago will explore and...
Cuong Vu's Change in the Air feat. Bill Frisell Out in Late September on RareNoise Photo Cuong Vu's Change in the Air feat. Bill Frisell Out in Late September on RareNoise
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2018

RareNoiseRecords was founded in 2008 by two Italians, entrepreneur Giacomo Bruzzo and music producer Eraldo Bernocchi. Located in London, the label's mission is to detect and amplify contemporary trends in progressive music, by highlighting their relation to the history of the art-form, while choosi...
The Country Music Association Announces the THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS Nominees Photo The Country Music Association Announces the THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS Nominees
by TV News Desk - August 28, 2018

The Country Music Association has announced the final nominees for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” as Chris Stapleton tops the list of finalists with five nominations. Producer and musician Dann Huff receives four nominations, the second most nominations this year, while nine artists garner three each...
Love Canon's COVER STORY Out Today On Organic Records Photo Love Canon's COVER STORY Out Today On Organic Records
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2018

Love Canon's COVER STORY Out Today On Organic Records...
Dickey Betts, The Get Up Kids, Thrice, The Front Bottoms To Headline Great South Bay Photo Dickey Betts, The Get Up Kids, Thrice, The Front Bottoms To Headline Great South Bay Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2018

The Great South Bay Music Festival - Long Islands longest running, and largest 4 day, all ages Music & Arts Festival, returns to the picturesque waterfront at Shorefront Park in Patchogue Village from Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15th. ...
Dickey Betts, The Get Up Kids, Thrice, The Front Bottoms To Headline Great South Bay Photo Dickey Betts, The Get Up Kids, Thrice, The Front Bottoms To Headline Great South Bay Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2018

Long Islands longest running, and largest 4 day, all ages Music & Arts Festival, returns to the picturesque waterfront at Shorefront Park in Patchogue Village from Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15th....
Love Canon's New Album COVER STORY Set for July 13 Release Featuring Jerry Douglas, A Photo Love Canon's New Album COVER STORY Set for July 13 Release Featuring Jerry Douglas, Aoife O'Donovan, & More
by TV News Desk - June 06, 2018

LOVE CANON brings their acoustic-roots sensibilities to the electronic-tinged pop hits of the 80s and 90s to create Cover Story, their 4th album, due out on Organic Records July 13, 2018. With Cover Story, LOVE CANON delivers a fresh set of classics, crossing genres to recount music of decades past ...
A&E Network's Exclusive Biography Event DAVID CASSIDY: THE LAST SESSION Premieres Mon Photo A&E Network's Exclusive Biography Event DAVID CASSIDY: THE LAST SESSION Premieres Monday, June 11
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2018

A&E Network will premiere the original 'Biography' documentary special 'David Cassidy: The Last Session,' which intertwines an intimate biography of the late David Cassidy as told through his own words in never-before-heard audio tapes from 1976 with a raw and poignantly filmed final recording sessi...