Dave Douglas Interview

Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.

Source: Jazz Fuel.

Dave Douglas is a trumpeter, composer and educator with more than 50 recordings as a leader, including projects with Joe Lovano (Sound Prints), Uri Caine (Present Joys) & Mark Guiliana (High Risk).

He founded his own label – Greenleaf Records – in 2005 to release both his own projects and those of other musicians. All this, on top of a busy international touring schedule – saw Frank Alkyer – publisher of Down Beat – hail him as “the unassuming king of independent jazz, a model of do-it-yourself moxie, initiative and artistic freedom.”

In a [jazz] world where musicians are increasingly needing to take careers into their own hands, I wanted to dig deeper on Dave’s work and outlook on the scene.