Ryan Keberle & Catharsis 2018 Spring tour dates

Trombonist, composer and bandleader Ryan Keberle takes his Catharsis band on a tour of the US April 14-27.

The ensemble will include saxophonist Scott Robinson and drummer Eric Doob as well as alternating vocalists Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Camila Meza and bassists Jorge Roeder and Matt Clohesy.

They will be performing music from Ryan’s most recent release, Find the Common, Shine a Light, as well as new music for his next Catharsis release.

Check the dates below and get your tickets now.


April 14 San Francisco, CA | Black Cat SF | Details
April 15 Chico, CA | California State University - Chico | Details
April 16 Arcata, CA | Redwood Jazz Alliance | Details
April 18 Napa, CA | Blue Note Napa | Details
April 19 Los Angeles, CA | The Blue Whale  | Details
April 20 Portland, OR | McMenamins Mission Theater | Details
April 25 Indianapolis, IN | Butler University | Details
April 26 Appleton, WI | Lawrence University | Details
April 27 Chicago, IL | Constellation | Details

You can purchase the Ryan’s latest release on Bandcamp and iTunes.

Check Ryan’s website for more information and updates.

UPLIFT | Four: Truly the Sun

Click here to learn more about the UPLIFT Subscriber Series. Program notes can be found here.


Excerpt from a poem written in 1911 by Japanese author and feminist Raicho Hiratsuka.

We are no longer the moon.
Today we are truly the sun.
We will build shining golden cathedrals
at the top of crystal mountains, East of
the Land of the Rising Sun.

Women, when you paint your own portrait,
do not forget to put the golden dome at
the top of your head.

Women’s empowerment, equal treatment, education, and health care are issues that intersect with every cause and movement. There is so much that has to change and this issue in particular can feel overwhelming. It impacts all walks of life, including, sadly, my particular area in music and the arts. It’s being addressed at a time when it seems our leaders want to take us backwards in time with their disregard for women. Expanding our consciousness is one thing we can all contribute, but we also must wherever possible join the fight for equal pay, equal rights, equal respect. I hope you will join me in supporting Off The Sidelines and Rise to Run, two nonprofits encouraging women to run for office, and Planned Parenthood, an essential organizer for women’s health and reproductive rights. I’ll be making donations and I hope you will join me. There is so much to be done and there are so many empowered women doing something about it.

This link is to Raicho Hiratsuke's autobiography, In The Beginning, Woman Was The Sun.

Greenleaf Subscribers can stream and download Truly the Sun on Bandcamp along with all of the tracks from the UPLIFT series.

If you’d like to join us a subscriber, visit our Bandcamp subscription page here.

Ups and Downs premiered on WBGO’s Take Five!

Thanks to the folks at WBGO for premiering the new video for Ups and Downs from the upcoming Sound Prints album Scandal, which releases worldwide on Friday.

Here's what Nate Chinen had to say about the music:

“Ups and Downs” ... is an especially lyrical Douglas tune from the excellent new Sound Prints album, Scandal. (The album features five compositions by Douglas and four by Lovano, along with a pair of redrawn Shorter classics, “Juju” and “Fee Fi Fo Fum.”) A floating ballad set in motion by a drift of arpeggios, it brings out the tender balladeer in Lovano, and the intrepid gallant in Douglas. All the while, the rhythm section — Joey Baron on drums, Linda May Han Oh on bass and Lawrence Fields, who also crafts a fine solo, on piano — creates the undulating current that makes the track’s title feel descriptively apt.

You can pre-order the album on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon to get three tracks instantly.