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Dave Douglas On Tour This Month

At a time when we have learned not to take our liberty lightly, Dave Douglas embarks on a tour in support of Witness (pictured left), which features tributes to people around the world who have fought for freedom. All the musicians from the CD will be on the tour – saxophonist/clarinetist Chris Speed, keyboardists Jamie Saft and Craig Taborn, bassist Brad Jones, percussionist Ikue Mori and drummer Michael Sarin, all led by Douglas on trumpet and electronics.

Witness, says Douglas, “is a positive response that celebrates artists and activists who have persisted in making direct nonviolent statements – often in the face of violence and at great personal risk. Each piece is dedicated to those who have creatively challenged authority, sometimes endangering their own lives, but inspiring the rest of us to resist.”

Tour dates:

Oct. 5 – Outpost Performance Space – Albuquerque, NM

Oct. 6 – Santa Fe Jazz Festival – Santa Fe, NM

Oct. 7 – Sit and Spin – Seattle, WA

Oct. 8 – Kuumbwa Jazz Center – Santa Cruz, CA

Oct. 9 – Knitting Factory Hollywood – Hollywood, CA

Oct. 11 – Preston Bradley Hall (at Chi. Dept. of Cultural Affairs) – Chicago, IL

Oct. 12 – Tritone – Philadelphia, PA

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