Dave Douglas

Trumpet Player

New York City, United States

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer and educator from New York City. His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition some of which includes a Guggenheim Fellowship, Aaron Copland Award and multiple Grammy-award nominations. Douglas has developed his work for several unique ensembles with whom he’s currently active including his electric sextet Keystone, Brass Ecstasy and Sound Prints Quintet, co-led with Joe Lovano. His new Quintet releases their debut recording, Be Still, September 2012 with singer Aoife O’Donovan, the first time Douglas has featured a vocalist on a recording. 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 served as 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. Dave Douglas joined OneBeat 2012 during our residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL, and at Roulette in NYC.