05/20/13

Dave Douglas 50 States Project Tour Under Way

Free New Hampshire concert among upcoming gigs

Trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas, to celebrate his 50th birthday, plans to perform in all 50 U.S. states. His 50 States project, or DD50, has already been under way since February. Douglas plans to perform in what a press release called “unlikely and outdoors locations for people who might not otherwise have the same kind of access to live, improvised music as those in larger cities.”

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Among the planned shows is a public hike and performance in the White Mountains at Greenleaf Hut in Franconia Notch, N.H., on August 24.

DD50 has already made stops in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nevada, Colorado and Wyoming, mostly with Douglas’ new Quintet supporting their two recent releases, Be Still [2012] and Time Travel.

The Quintet will continue with concerts throughout the Northeast before heading to other parts of the country.

DD50 Tour Dates

50 STATES SO FAR:
February 15: Austin, TX - University of Texas at Austin - Bass Concert Hall *
February 22: Elmhurst, IL - Elmhurst College - Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
March 28 - 31: New York, NY - Jazz Standard (50th Birthday Week)
April 4: Laramie, WY - University of Wyoming - Laramie
April 8: Kansas City, KS - Kansas City Kansas Community College
April 8: Kansas City, MO - The Blue Room
April 9: Edmond, OK - University of Central Oklahoma w/ UCO 5th Street Jazz Collective
April 11 - 12: Denver, CO - DazzleJazz w/ Special Guest Aoife O'Donovan
April 25: Reno, NV - Reno Jazz Festival w/ The Collective
May 15: New York, NY - The Stone w/ Uri Gurevich
May 17: Chicago, IL - Jazz Showcase w/ Columbia College Jazz Band

50 STATES STILL TO COME:
May 30: Brooklyn, NY - ShapeShifter Lab w/ Special Guest Becca Stevens
May 31: New Haven, CT - Firehouse 12
June 1: Portland, ME - Woodfords Congregational Church
June 2: Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
June 3: Burlington, VT - Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
June 28: New York, NY - Town Hall *
July 17: Litchfield, CT - Litchfield Jazz Camp
August 24: Grafton, NH - Greenleaf Hut
August 28: Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *
August 29: Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre *
September 15: Monterey, CA - Palo Corona Ranch
September 16: Santa Cruz, CA - Kuumbwa Jazz Center
September 18: Big Sur, CA - Glen Deven Ranch
September 20: Monterey, CA: Monterey Jazz Festival
September 21: Monterey, CA: Monterey Jazz Festival *
September 23: New York, NY - St. Peter's Church w/ Special Guest Heather Masse / Part of 2013 Festival of New Trumpet Music
September 24: Columbus, OH - The Ohio State University - Wexner Center For The Arts
September 25: Easton, PA: Lafayette College - Williams Center for the Arts *
October 11: Portland, OR - Venue TBA
October 12: Seattle, WA - Venue TBA
November 24: Boston, MA - Symphony Hall *
December 6-7: The Green Mill - Chicago, IL

*with Sound Prints Quintet = Dave Douglas/Joe Lovano & Sound Prints Band feat. Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh & Joey Baron

Visit DaveDouglas.com for more info.

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