Described as “the unassuming king of independent jazz” (DownBeat Magazine)
, Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator, and entrepreneur. His career as a bandleader has produced more than 50 recordings. In 2005, he created Greenleaf Music
, a recording company releasing music and recordings by himself and other jazz artists. His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered much recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award, and two Grammy nominations. He is a co-Founder and Director of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, and hosts a podcast called A Noise From the Deep
, which was named the top jazz podcast by the JazzTimes
Critics Poll in 2014. He was appointed Artistic Director of the Bergamo Jazz Festival in 2015. Currently, he leads the Dave Douglas Quintet, his signature ensemble; performs with High Risk, an electronic music-influenced quartet featuring Shigeto; and he co-leads Sound Prints with saxophonist Joe Lovano, inspired by the music of Wayne Shorter.