A journey of form, texture, and timbre

Dave Douglas Gifts

Wednesday, July 31

8:00 p.m.

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

SJW Members: $54 | Child (17 and under) & Student (w/ valid student ID card) $12

Non-members: $62 | Child (17 and under) & Student (w/ valid student ID card) $20

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Dave Douglas, trumpet
Caroline Davis, alto saxophone
Tivon Pennicott, tenor saxophone
Kris Davis, piano
Camila Meza, guitar
Or Bareket, bass
Obed Calvaire, drums

About Dave Douglas Gifts

“Dave Douglas is the unassuming king of independent jazz.” —Downbeat

Dave Douglas is a trumpet player of rare abilities, and his virtuosity always serves his expansive compositional vision. A Dave Douglas performance is a musical journey, and for this trip, Dave is performing music from his Gifts project, which is inspired by the life and music of the great woodwind master, Charles Lloyd. The music of Gifts reflects on the wisdom and positivity of the great jazz legend, exploring in particular Charles’ fascination with the music of Billy Strayhorn, the composer of “Take the A Train” and “Lush Life,” among many other jazz classics. The band focuses its improvisations on song forms and the manipulation of tone in their interpretations of each piece. You can expect an atmospheric approach, evocative and melodic.

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