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Midwest Jazz Interview - Downbeat Magazine

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  • Join us for our annual DownBeat Jazz Interview featuring one of the leading figures in jazz performance today. Frank Alkyer, publisher of DownBeat Magazine, speaks with Dave Douglas, trumpet about his life and contributions to jazz. (No Handout Available)
  • Dave Douglas
  • 12/21/2012 02:30 PM - N/A
  • W192
  • 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 Grammy-nominations. Douglas has developed his work for several unique ensembles with whom he’s active currently including his quintet, electric sextet Keystone, Brass Ecstasy, Sound Prints Quintet, co-led with Joe Lovano. His new Quintet released their debut recording, Be Still, September 2012 with singer Aoife O’Donovan, the first time Douglas has featured a vocalist on a recording. 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.