Dave Douglas

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His body of work reflects an inveterate engagement with the world, taking inspiration from literature, politics, dance and film, as well as jazz and new-music traditions.
— Nate Chinen, New York Times

Two-time GRAMMY® nominated Dave Douglas continues his relentless musical exploration with a wide range of special projects and collaborations.

In Dizzy Atmosphere, Dave Douglas uses Dizzy Gillespie repertoire as a starting point for improvisation and exploration. Gillespie's music has the necessary depth for it to be carried in many different directions — as demonstrated by a vast and varied history of incredible interpretations — and Douglas always finds a delightfully unexpected path towards interesting musical fusions. Douglas will premiere the project at Jazz at Lincoln Center in February 2018 with a powerhouse ensemble: trumpeter and Thelonious Monk Competition winner Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Linda Oh, drummer Joey Baron, and guitarist Bill Frisell. With a sense of open-ended possibility, this new group is sure to present a soulful and creative vision of Gillespie and his music.

Dave Douglas Meets The Westerlies is a fresh collaboration featuring three trumpets, two trombones, and drums. Trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas writes new music for The Westerlies, a brass quartet comprised of four childhood friends from Seattle, along with Philadelphia drummer extraordinaire Anwar Marshall. The new music Douglas has written for the group explores great American themes in a rich panoply of warm brass sounds full of power and soul.

Dave Douglas: High Risk fuses improvised jazz and electronic music, and features Jonathan Maron (Groove Collective), on electric and acoustic bass; Ian Chang (Son Lux and Landlady) on electric and acoustic drums; and DJ, producer and beatmaker Shigeto (Ghostly International) on electronics.