Coming up on October 7th at the 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH, World-renowned trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City, Dave Douglas from Green Leaf Music, is teaming up with OURBIGBAND for the annual PARMA Recordings Music Festival.

Dave Douglas is known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active simultaneously.

His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a DorisDuke Artist Awarda Guggenheim Fellowship, an AaronCopland award, and two GRAMMY® nominations. While his career spans more than 40 recordings as a leader, his active projects include his Quintet; Sound Prints, a quintet co-led with saxophonist Joe Lovano; Riverside, a quartet co-led with Chet Doxas; a duo with pianist Uri Caine; and, High Risk, an electronic-inspired quartet with Mark GuilianaJonathanMaron and Shigeto.

Douglas has held several posts as an educator and impresario. From 2002 to 2012, he served as artistic director of the Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at The Banff Centre in Canada. He is a co-founder and president of the Festivalof New Trumpet Music, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2012. In 2014, he completed two years as International Jazz Artist in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music. In addition to joining the faculty at the Mannes School of Music in 2015, he recently accepted a three-year appointment as the Artistic Director of the Bergamo Jazz Festival in 2016.

PARMA Music Festival is very excited to be presenting highly distinguished artists such as Dave Douglas. Here’s a sneak peek to what you will be experiencing coming up on October 7th. Mark your calendars!