A Year Ends, A Year Begins

Getting ready to close out a great year for creative music! A challenging year in some other ways,…


Year End thoughts from Dave Douglas: 2014

My gosh, so many challenges this year. The world scene is so complex, it's hard to know where to…


Greenleaf Artists Sound Off: Year End Observations & Music Thoughts

Year end thoughts from Dave Douglas, Grammy nominee Donny McCaslin, Michael Bates, Linda Oh,…


What Lasts.

No BS! Brass Band at Rockwood Music Hall As the tenth Festival of New Trumpet Music drew to a…


Redux: The Practice of Ear Training

There's been some action on Twitter recently revolving around an older post here at the Greenleaf…


Beyond The Music.

Dave Liebman shares deep thoughts on the value of music and art. Enjoy. -DD Question: What values…


Jazz Workshops in the 21st Century, the New Mentorship Process

Every time I see a teaching artist talk about music I learn something new. Every time I look at a…


Dave Douglas and Curtis Macdonald: Q&A & Q&A

Dave asks Curtis. DDQ: What do you consider the relationship, if any, between your music for…


two thousand ten.

Two thousand ten. Charles Wuorinen meets Warren Smith backstage at Abrons Art Center and they…


A Call To Arts

From the most recent guest post at NPR's A Blog Supreme. A Call To Arts by Dave Douglas It's good…


Listening to Freddie Hubbard

Even with centuries of innovation in brass instrument making, the trumpet is still basically a…


Why FONT?

This festival (Festival of New Trumpet Music, or FONT) and its growing organization is dedicated to…