The 2007 Festival of New Trumpet Music
(Published: August 03, 2007)
Dave Douglas (director, curator), With
Taylor Ho Bynum, Mark Gould and
Jeremy Pelt (curators), Present:
The 5th Annual
Festival Of New Trumpet Music
September 15-30, 2007
FEATURING MORE THAN 60 WORLD CLASS TRUMPETERS, LIVE AND UNCENSORED!
"The Festival of New Trumpet Music has become a contender among New York's jazz-concert series." - Ben Ratliff, The New York Times
NEW For 2007! - THE BRASS MUSIC OF ANTHONY BRAXTON @ ST.MARK'S CHURCH:
New York premiere of Composition 103 for Seven Trumpets, + the World premiere of Composition 169 for Brass Quintet. The Festival of New Trumpet Music is honored to have the opportunity to present two major compositions for brass ensembles by Anthony Braxton, one of today's most innovative and acclaimed living composers.
NEW For 2007! - FONT commissions five composers for new trumpet works/world premieres: Laura Andel, Forbes Graham, Jason Palmer, Huang Ruo, and Nate Wooley
NEW For 2007! - The Festival of New Trumpet Music is now a public charity-(501(c)(3)status) and is now able to accept direct donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, etc. Checks can be sent to: Festival of New Trumpet Music, PO Box 31, Croton, NY, 10520
NEW For 2007! - World Premieres/U.S. Premieres of new works by Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, Jeremy Pelt, Cecil Bridgewater, and many others!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Director/curator Dave Douglas, along with new curators for 2007, Taylor Ho Bynum, Mark Gould and Jeremy Pelt, proudly announce the 2007 Festival of New Trumpet Music - aka FONT Music, taking place September 15-30! The 5th edition of the critically-acclaimed Festival will launch with a benefit concert on September 15 at St. Mark's Church, followed by two nights (September 16 & 17) of Contemporary Trumpet Music at The Manhattan School of Music, curated by former principal trumpeter of the Metropolitan Opera, Mark Gould. In addition to world premieres of new works by composers Huang Ruo and Jason Price, this portion of FONT Music will feature the U.S. premiere of FONT Director Dave Douglas' piece for chamber orchestra and solo trumpet, bass and percussion, Blue Latitudes.
Cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum and trumpet hero John McNeil have co-curated a program of emerging and established artists expanding the jazz tradition, taking place at Cornelia St Cafe and (expanding FONT Music's reach into the boroughs) at Barbes and Tea Lounge in Brooklyn,
featuring the likes of Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley, George Colligan, the Kenny Wolleson Big Band, Jonathan Finlayson, Dave Ballou, Herb Robertson and many others. Bynum is also the co-curator for the events at St. Mark's Church and Abrons' Art Center, featuring an international array of adventurous musicians exploring new forms of composition and improvisation.
World renowned trumpeter Jeremy Pelt steps into the fold, co-curating a week of exciting events at The Jazz Standard (September 20-23), including the world premiere of his project with Douglas, Inspiration, featuring the legendary Eddie Henderson. Other highlights of the Jazz Standard week include three more world premieres: Cecil Bridgewater, Eddie Allen, Rod McGaha's Music of the Masters, Wadada Leo Smith's Seven, and the Jason Palmer Quintet, featuring Greg Osby!
Once again, FONT Music has taken a role in creating new music by commissioning five trumpeter/composers. For the fifth consecutive year, the Festival of New Trumpet Music will shine a spotlight on the multifariousness of the current state of trumpet music with performances by more than sixty of the most ambitious and creative trumpet artists in the world. CLICK ON WWW.FONTMUSIC.ORG FOR MORE INFO!
2007 FONT Music Schedule of Events:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: 2:00 PM - FONT Music Benefit Concert, ST. MARK'S CHURCH
For the 2007 FONT Music Benefit, the festival brings together a consortium of the musician-led, grassroots music organizations in the city, with two goals: 1) raising money to support the educational initiatives of these organizations, with a particular focus on private lessons/mentorship/instruction for young trumpet players; and 2) creating new partnerships and amongst these various music organizations, that are all working towards a common cause of supporting creative music but exist in separate micro-niches in the NY scene. Participating organizations include the School for Improvisational Music (www.schoolforimprov.org), The Brooklyn Jazz Underground (www.brooklynjazz.org), and Y'all of New York (www.yallnewyork.org), with more to be announced.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: Contemporary Trumpet Music at the
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Curated by Mark Gould, 120 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027, tel 212 870 4100, Panel Discussions are free, Concert admission is $12.50
8:00 PM: MAGNETIC NORTH, composer Mark Applebaum
A piece for the brass quintet Meridian Arts Ensemble and improvising trumpet soloist, featuring the young virtuoso, PETER EVANS
World premiere of TRUMPETS IN TIME OF WAR, composer Huang Ruo
This is a world premiere by the distinguished Chinese composer commissioned by FONT
Music with the assistance of the Greenwall Foundation. Composed for the New York Trumpet
Ensemble (3 trumpets, bass trombone, and string bass) and traditional Chinese singer and
Instruments *FONT MUSIC COMMISSION*
U.S. premiere of BLUE LATITUDES, composer Dave Douglas
The U.S. premiere of renowned trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas' piece for chamber
orchestra and solo trumpet, bass and percussion. Conducted by Mark Gould
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: Contemporary Trumpet Music at the
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Curated by Mark Gould
ADES PERFORMANCE SPACE
5:00 PM: PANEL DISCUSSION on NEW TRUMPET MUSIC: Language, Idiom, Improvisation
8:00 PM: World premiere of ARIES, composer Jason Price
A piece for multiple trumpets and electronics
KRYL, composer Robert Erikson
A classic contemporary piece for trumpet solo using extended trumpet techniques, featuring trumpet soloist BRIAN MCWHORTER
END OF TIMES, Messian/Ridenaur
A meditation on Messian's 'Quartet for the End of Time', reorchestrated for electronic
ensemble and solo trumpet
CONDUCTION, BUTCH MORRIS
A conducted improvisation by the large brass ensemble, Trumpet Nation by the "Toscanini" of New Music, Butch Morris
"The Festival of New Trumpet Music, a/k/a FONT Music, has evolved into a summer institution."
- Nate Chinen, The Village Voice
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: THE TEA LOUNGE (837 Union Street, Brooklyn, 718 789 2762)
8:00 PM - NOOK w/Kenny Warren (trumpet), JP Schlegelmilch (keys), Jeff Ratner (bass), James Windsor Wells (drums). Nook is a band that explores the areas between rock and free improvised music. It grew out of a series of free improvised sessions and has moved increasingly towards being a platform for composition from all of its members. The band got its name, "Nook" from the tiny nook of Greenpoint's Eat Records where they had their first few performances in the spring of 2007. Since then they have performed around the Downtown and Brooklyn scene including a performance in June at The Center for Improvisational Music.
10:00 PM - MR. TRUMPET featuring George Colligan, Ralph Alessi and Shane Endsley. Mr. Trumpet is a trumpet trio in which anything can happen, musically. Trumpeters George, Ralph, and Shane are multi instrumentalists, so if they happen to bring other instruments to the concert, then they might play those, too. The music is highly improvisational. You might hear some left wing Bush bashing between songs. Just to give the chops a break. And also because Bush is being a real jerk of a president. But even if you are dumb enough to still support this dangerously corrupt fascist right wing neo-con administration, you can still enjoy an evening of jazzy improvised brass music with Mr. Trumpet. (Offer void in Texas and Kentucky.)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: THE TEA LOUNGE
(837 Union Street, Brooklyn, 718 789 2762)
8:00 PM - KIRK KNUFFKE QUARTET with Kirk Knuffke (trumpet & compositions), Brian Drye (trombone), Evind Opsvik (bass), Jeff Davis (drums). Kirk Knuffke is a member of The Nublu Orchestra, and has recorded with Butch Morris, Kenny Wollesen, Tony Sherr, Gerald Cleaver, Graham Haynes, Eddie Henderson, Daniel Carter and many more. He has also performed with Dave Douglas, Tony Malaby, Sonny Simmons and Joe Bonner. Kirk has studied improvisation with great jazz artists such as Ornette Coleman, Art Lande and Ron Miles. Kirk currently leads his own jazz and improvisational bands, including the Kirk Knuffke Trio and Quartet.
10:00 PM -THE KENNY WOLLESON BIG BAND featuring the music of SARAH WILSON. Trumpeter/composer Sarah Wilson has been hailed as "one of the most intriguing and promising composers and trumpeters on the contemporary music scene" by music critic Derk Richardson. Time Out New York describes her music as "evocative, elegant and comfortably familiar at once." Her 2006 Evander Music CD, Music for an Imaginary Play picked up a "Best in 2006 Bay Area Jazz CD's" accolade from music critic Andrew Gilbert applauding her as a "a singular jazz artist with a tremendously evocative book of original material." Known for her work as the musical director and composer of the Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival's annual giant puppet spectacle for six years, Wilson also directed music for internationally-acclaimed Bread and Puppet Theater. Additionally, she composed music for the American Museum of Natural History's "Body Art" exhibit including other film scoring projects. Her music has been performed in the U.S. and Europe with her own projects and those led by Kenny Wollesen. Wilson studied with John McNeil, Laurie Frink and Paul Caputo; received multiple funding from "Meet the Composer" grants, the McCord Foundation and the Irene Diamond Scholarship. As a trumpeter, she has performed with Butch Morris, Myra Melford and Kenny Wollesen. After 12 years in NYC, she currently resides in Berkeley, CA.
" . . . feeling inspired by the flat-out excellent lineup at this year's Festival of New Trumpet Music."
- Time Out New York
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20: NEW JAZZ @ THE JAZZ STANDARD, curated by Dave Douglas and Jeremy Pelt, 116 E. 27th ST., New York, NY, www.jazzstandard.net, 212 576 2232
7:30 & 9:30: World premiere of Dave Douglas and Jeremy Pelt's, INSPIRATION, with very special guests Eddie Henderson. Uri Caine (Fender Rhodes), Vicente Archer (bass), and Clarence Penn (drums)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21: NEW JAZZ @ THE JAZZ STANDARD
7:30 & 9:30: World premiere of CECIL BRIDGEWATER, EDDIE ALLEN, ROD MCGAHA'S MUSIC OF THE MASTERS, featuring Kenny Davis (bass), Carl Allen (drums) and the music of Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and more . . .
11:30 - trumpeters CARLOS ABADIE and BRUCE HARRIS, with Jeb Patton (piano), Jason Stewart (bass) and Pete Polinski (drums)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22: NEW JAZZ @ THE JAZZ STANDARD
7:30 & 9:30: World premiere of WADADA LEO SMITH'S SEVEN
Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet & electronics), Marcus Rojas (tuba), Okiyung Lee (cello), Rubin Kodheli (cello), Skuli Skerrisson (electric bass), John Lindberg (bass with wah-pedals), Martin Obeng (drums & percussion)
11:30 - trumpeters Gregory Rivkin and Ambrose Akinmusire
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23: NEW JAZZ @ THE JAZZ STANDARD
7:30 & 9:30: World premiere - JASON PALMER QUINTET with special guest GREG OSBY
David Negrete (alto), Leo Genovese (piano), Hogyu Hwang (bass), Lee Fish (drums)
*FONT MUSIC COMMISSION*
"Since being founded by the trumpeter Dave Douglas in 2003, it has reveled in newness and yes, trumpets, in rich profusion. And with each new season, it has become more of a festival, spreading out over the map as well as the calendar . . ." - Nate Chinen, The New York Times
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23: ST.MARK'S CHURCH
2:00 PM: THE BRASS MUSIC OF ANTHONY BRAXTON
New York premiere of Composition 103 for Seven Trumpets
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Tim Byrnes, Forbes Graham, Sam Hoyt, John McDonough, Nicole Rampersaud, Nate Wooley (trumpets)
World premiere of Composition 169 for Brass Quintet
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Nate Wooley (trumpet), Mark Taylor (French horn), Reut Regev (trombone), Jay Rozen (tuba)
The Festival of New Trumpet Music is honored to have the opportunity to present two major compositions for brass ensembles by Anthony Braxton, one of today's most innovative and acclaimed living composers.
Braxton's Composition 103 (for seven trumpets) features 145 pages of notated music and choreography for seven costumed instrumentalists. Composed in 1983, the 45-minute piece was first performed in 2005, in a fully staged and costumed realization at Wesleyan University celebrating Braxton's 60th birthday. The FONT Music performance would be the New York premiere, and only the second performance anywhere, of this major interdisciplinary work.
Braxton's Composition 169 is one of the seminal pieces in the composer's oeuvre, yet has never been performed by the intended instrumentation. Originally written for brass quintet (on swivel chairs), 169 consists of an hour of intense and unrelenting rhythmic complexity, contrasting with sections of lush, static harmonies. Braxton never found an ensemble brave enough to tackle the imposing piece, so instead has performed the work in configurations ranging from saxophone quartet to full orchestra. The FONT Music performance will present the world premiere of the composition with its original instrumentation.
"In its four-year history, this gathering (a.k.a. FONT Music), co-curated by Dave Douglas, Roy Campbell, Jr., and Jon Nelson, has grown from a few nights at Tonic into a month long multi-venue event encompassing the worlds of jazz, new music, classical, rock, and hip-hop. An international lineup of trumpeters strides into town, bringing specially commissioned works, inventive interpretations of old standards, and blistering feats of improvisation." - The New Yorker
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: THE BLUE NOTE (131 w. 3rd street)
8:00 & 10:30 PM - JEREMY PELT'S CD RELEASE CELEBRATION featuring Pelt with Frank LoCrasto (Fender Rhodes), Gavin Fallow (bass), Al Street (guitar), Dana Hawkins (drums)
Pelt's major focus is on writing music for each of his three bands: "Creation"- a sextet consisting of trumpet, alto sax/bass clarinet, vibraphone, guitar, bass and drums. "Noise"- an semi-electric band consisting of trumpet w/ effects, guitar, rhodes, bass and drums, and "The Jeremy Pelt Quartet"- which is trumpet, rhodes, bass and drums. His work earned him a huge write-up in the Wall Street Journal by legendary writer Nat Hentoff. His performances have received rave reviews from publications around the world.
After a reading of Pelt's biography and discography, it's easy to see why he was voted Rising Star on the Trumpet two years in a row by DownBeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: RALPH ALESSI WITH SPECIAL GUEST BAIKIDA CARROL AT CIM
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: BARBES (376 9th St., Brooklyn, 718 965 9177)
8:00 PM - PRINCESS, PRINCESS with Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Toby Summerfield (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums). Jaimie Branch is a trumpeter working in the areas of composition and improvisation. In addition to leading her own bands, Jaimie is a member of many groups including: Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra, Toby Summerfield's Never Enough Hope, Tim Daisy's Fracture Quartet, Keefe Jackson's Project-Project, and Yale the Band. Jaimie resides in Chicago where she is an active member in the creative music scene as a performer, recording engineer, and presenter.
10:00 PM - MATT LAVELLE'S SPIRITUAL POWER TRIO with Matt Lavelle (trumpet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, bass clarinet), Mike T.A. Thompson (soundrhythium), Hilliard Greene (bass). Spiritual Power was formed in the summer of 2006 and recorded their first CD on the Silkheart record label, which has been receiving great reviews. This is Lavelle's version of jazz in the trio format, notably putting trumpet there all alone with bass and drums, following the tradition of Hannibal Marvin Peterson and Roy Campbell. (Though Lavelle switches it up by doubling on bass-clarinet).
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: BARBES (376 9th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718 965 9177)
Co-presented with "Night of the Ravished Limbs"
8:00 PM - JONATHAN FINLAYSON/SHANE ENDSLEY DUO
10:00 PM - DAVE BALLOU/HERB ROBERTSON MACROQUARKTET with Herb Robertson + Dave Ballou (trumpets), Drew Gress (bass), Tom Rainey (drums)
"(The) . . . Festival of New Trumpet Music (aka FONT) promises to open eyes and ears to the scope of contemporary trumpet music." - Robert Hicks, New York Press
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: THE CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ (29 Cornelia St., 212 989 9319)
8:00 PM - NICOLE RAMPERSAUD QUINTET with Nicole Rampersaud (trumpet, cornet), Sean Berry (tenor saxophone), Lefteris Kordis (piano), Kendall Eddy (bass), Austin McMahon (drums)
For her performance at FONT Music, Nicole will be performing compositions for her Quintet written specifically for their performance at this year's Festival. The group's compositions will explore all things Canadian (eh?), including, maple syrup, hosers, the word "sorry", and much, much more.
10:00 PM - JOHN MCNEIL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: ST. MARK'S CHURCH
1:00-5:00 PM - "Breaths and Beats: New Directions in Trumpet and Percussion Music"
Breaths and Beats presents an international cast of improvisers and composers exploring a variety of possibilities for trumpet and percussion.
1:30 PM - FORBES GRAHAM *FONT MUSIC COMMISSION*
Forbes Graham's (US) music represents the intersection between rationality and irrationality. Between complex numerological structures and tireless intuitive experimentation lies this music - much like architecture it all comes together to create a space that is ultimately, in the end, functional. In Forbes' music, man, machines, and cultures intersect and are recontextualized. Forbes has played at a number of festivals around the country with various groups including High Zero, Full Force, and The Wire's Adventures in Modern Music. He will be presenting a new composition, commissioned by FONT with support from the Greenwall Foundation, for Trumpet, 2 Drum Machines, and Computer. The piece explores the composer's interest in the intersection of mathematics, rhythm, and culture.
2:00 PM - BIRGIT ULHER/SEAN MEEHAN DUO
Sean Meehan (US) and Birgit Ulher (Germany) met at Dublin's i and e festival last year. They have both developed wholly individual sounds and techniques, well beyond the traditional ways of using their instruments. While Meehan plays only the snare drum in a manner that sheds conventional usage and deconstructs the conception and function of the instrument, Ulher plays splitted and multilayered sounds by using extended techniques with mutes and other preparations.
Trumpeter Birgit Ulher originally studied the visual arts, which still have an important influence on her music. Since the early eighties she has been involved in free improvisation and experimental music. Since then she has "established a distinguished grammar of sounds beyond the open trumpet" (jazzdimensions.de). She performs solo, with dancers, working ensembles, and one-time collaborations with musicians from around the world. Current projects include duos with Ute Wassermann, Gino Robair and Damon Smith, UNSK (with Liselotte Norelius, Martin Kuechen and Raymond Strid), Nordzucker (with Lars Scherzberg and Michael Maierhof), and a trio with Lou Mallozzi and Michael Zerang.
2:45 PM - LEONEL KAPLAN/TATSUYA NAKATANI DUO
Trumpeter Leonel Kaplan (Argentina) and percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's (Japan) music can be catalogued inside the fields of electro-acoustic free improvisation, excepting that they play purely acoustic music. Neither experimental, concrete, noise or free jazz, they are constantly stretching the boundaries of instrumental categories; exploring different aspects of time, space and sonic textures, and radically shaping their music to the acoustics in which they find themselves.
3:30 PM - LAURA ANDEL with TAYLOR HO BYNUM + GAMELAN SON OF LION
*FONT MUSIC COMMISSION*
Composer and conductor Laura Andel (NY/Argentina) premieres a new work commissioned by the Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) with support from the Greenwall Foundation for an unusually eclectic instrumentation which includes cornet, Fender Rhodes, and gamelan instruments. By writing scores that balance composition, textural improvisation, and compositional conducting, Andel creates unique sonic landscapes, sometimes ritualistic, built from musical elements from avant-garde jazz to contemporary classical. The new work will be 15-minutes long and will feature Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, Carl Maguire on Fender Rhodes, the ensemble Gamelan Son of Lion, and Andel's conduction.
Gamelan Son of Lion is a new music repertory ensemble and composers' collective based in downtown New York City. The ensemble uses Javanese-style iron gamelan keyboards made by Barbara Benary, who co-founded the group along with composers Daniel Goode and Philip Corner. Gamelan Son of Lion specializes in contemporary pieces written for the instruments of the Javanese and Balinese gamelan percussion orchestra. The ensemble has been performing since 1976, making it one of the oldest and best known new music/homemade gamelans in the country and has premiered over 150 new compositions by American and international composers in a variety of styles, adding electronics and other instruments as needed. In addition to its new music concerts, the group also presents traditional music of Java and Bali, wayang kulit shadow puppetry, and Indonesian dance. The 6-12 member ensemble has toured in the United States, Indonesia, Canada, New Zealand, and Estonia.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: THE CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ (29 Cornelia St., 212 989 9319)
8:00 PM - THE TAYLOR HASKINS EXPERIMENT with Taylor Haskins (trumpet), TBA (guitar), Joshua Davis (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums)
10:00 PM - RESPECT SEXTET with ELI ASHER (trumpet), Josh Rutner (tenor saxophone), James Hirschfeld (trombone), Red Wierenga (piano), Malcolm Kirby (bass), Ted Poor (drums)
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30: ELDRIDGE STREET SYNAGOGUE, on The Lower East Side
2:00 PM - "THE MYSTIC TRUMPETER" curated by FRANK LONDON, featuring AMIR EL SAFFAR, NATSUKE TAMURA, REVEREND DR. MARK HARVEY + special guests. Trumpet solo performances from a diverse cast of extremely unique trumpet voices. Rare NYC appearances by Boston's Rev. Dr. Mark Harvey and Japan's Natsuke Tamura, plus performances by Amir ElSaffar and the Klezmatics' own Frank London.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: ABRONS ART CENTER (466 Grand Street, 212 598 0400)
8:00 PM - NATE WOOLEY with PAUL LYTTON + DAVID GRUBBS
*FONT MUSIC COMMISSION*
The September 30th concert will be held at the Abron's Art Center, part of the Henry Street Settlement of the Lower East Side. The first set will be the duo of Paul Lytton and Nate Wooley, on tour to support their new album out on Broken Research Recordings, followed by the premiere of "The Seven Story Mountain".
Trumpet player, improviser, and composer Nate Wooley will present a new piece commissioned by FONT with support from the Greenwall Foundation. The composition, titled "The Seven Story Mountain" is a piece of music based on two aesthetic themes. One is organic; the ecstatic experience in religion, sex, society, and everyday life. The second is a subjective deconstruction of the elements that make the trumpet a unique instrument.
Besides Nate performing solo amplified trumpet, the piece will use a tape component made up of trumpet and everyday field recordings that cover the elemental spectrum of modern trumpet: attack, decay, timbre, the voice, and frequency. Creating the ecstatic experience will be two of the heaviest hitters in modern improvisation: Paul Lytton (percussion), a man who has been destroying the world's conceptions of percussion and improvisation as a member of Evan Parker's trio since the late 60s, and David Grubbs (harmonium), a master of creating pure music out of absolutely everything he touches.
The Festival of New Trumpet Music was founded in 2003 by two of the most innovative and acclaimed trumpeter/composers active today: Roy Campbell, Jr. and Dave Douglas (2005 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient). Trumpeter, educator Jon Nelson joined temporarily in 2004. The curators seek to promote the creation of avant-garde, adventurous, and experimental music, featuring an international lineup of trumpeters representing the worlds of jazz, new music, free form, hip-hop, rock, improvisational, classical, and more. This climate of autonomy and inclusion results in a number of extraordinary performances, often uniting different communities in a way that is all too rare in contemporary music.
Dave Douglas (founder, director, curator) has collaborated widely across the spectrum of American music including work with John Zorn, Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Don Byron, Steve Lacy, Fred Hersch, Anthony Braxton, Myra Melford, Andy Bey, Nick Didkovsky, Trisha Brown, Terry Winters, Jennifer Tipton, Louis Sclavis, Henry Grimes, Tim Berne, Tom Waits, Rabih Abou-Khalil, DJ Olive, Ikue Mori, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, Chris Potter, Uri Caine, Mark Turner, Roswell Rudd, Andrew Cyrille, Marc Ribot, Karsh Kale, Mark Dresser, Mark Feldman, Marty Ehrlich, Martial Solal and many others. Mr. Douglas cites Igor Stravinsky, John Coltrane, and Stevie Wonder as primary influences on his music. Douglas was recently featured as the cover story in the August issue of DownBeat Magazine. Since 2005 he has released all of his recordings on his own internet-based Greenleaf Music label. www.greenleafmusic.com
For more information about FONT Music and its curators please visit www.fontmusic.org
To schedule an interview with the curators and to receive a press kit on The Festival of New Trumpet Music 2007, please contact:
Jason Paul Harman Byrne - Red Cat Publicity, tel 347 578 7601,
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