The Great Performance Series at Hope College will feature multi-Grammy nominated jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas and his quintet on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
A legend in the making, Douglas was recognized as Trumpet Player of the Year by the Down Beat Critics Poll 13 times in the last 15 years.
Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active simultaneously. “Down Beat” has named the trumpeter “the unassuming king of independent jazz, a model of do-it-yourself moxie, initiative and artistic freedom.”
His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland 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 music-influenced quartet with Mark Guiliana, Jonathan Maron and Shigeto.
Well-known for juggling several projects at once, Douglas premiered his quintet in 2012 with the recording “Be Still,” which the New York Times heralded as “gorgeous and contemplative.”
Tickets are $20 for regular admission, $15 for senior citizens, $6 for children 18 and under, and free for Hope College students. They are available at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets are also available online.
More information about the season may be obtained online.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.