Two-time Grammy Award-nominated jazz musician Dave Douglas is arguably the most prolific and original trumpeter and composer of his generation and continues to earn lavish national and international acclaim including being named trumpeter, composer, and jazz “Artist of the Year” by everyone from the New York Jazz Awards and Down Beat to Jazz Times and the Italian Jazz Critics’ Society. The Georgia State University Jazz Band, founded over 30 years ago and led by Gordon Vernick, has backed notables like Nicholas Payton, Slide Hampton, David Sánchez, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, and Joe Lovano.
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.
When: Friday, – April 20, 2012 – 8pm
Where: Rialto Center for the Arts
80 Forsyth Street
How many times has Dave Douglas won Down Beat magazine’s Critics Poll for ”Trumpet Player of the Year” ?
Entry Deadline: Thursday, April 19, 2012