‘A Prayer For Lester Bowie’ from David Sanford Big Band available now!

The album is now available on CD and in digital format.

SUBSCRIBER SERIES // Dave Douglas – Mute Court

The fifth track in Dave Douglas’ solo trumpet series features three overdubbed tracks using different mutes.

Stereogum chooses David Sanford’s ‘A Prayer For Lester Bowie’ as a best new release

Phil Freeman says the album, "emphasizes exciting, boundary-stretching compositions performed in a vibrant style."

Sound Prints plays five nights at Birdland starting November 30

The group will celebrate the recent release of 'Other Worlds' with a special ensemble featuring Lawrence Fields, Yasushi Nakamura, and Rudy Royston.

David Sanford Big Band’s ‘A Prayer For Lester Bowie’ featured in New York Times Fall Preview

Giovanni Russonello calls the album, "a glorious hodgepodge of large-ensemble synchronicity and wah-wah-drenched blazes."


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Upcoming Events

Date Artist City Venue Country
TOUR: Dave Douglas Solo
October 8, 2021 Dave Douglas Gliwice Palm Jazz Festival Poland
Time: 7:00pm. Buy Tickets
TOUR: Duo concert with Kenny Werner
October 29, 2021 Dave Douglas Boston, MA Scullers Jazz Club United States
Address: 400 Soldiers Field Road.
TOUR: World Premiere of Dave Douglas’ Secular Psalms
November 4, 2021 Dave Douglas Gent Handelsbeurs Concertzaal Belgium
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Greenleaf Music Podcast


Hudson Solos - Music for Solo Trumpet(s)

Since the shutdown on travel began, almost every day I get to visit the Hudson River. I get to see it in all kinds of weather. Usually I’m thinking about the music I will be making that day. Sometimes I think through other projects in collaborations with musicians around the globe.

One thing I have never done is a solo trumpet project. Trumpet alone.