Douglas Detrick & the AnyWhen Ensemble
Celebrating the release of their new album on Parma Recordings, “The Bright and Rushing World," Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble melds a dynamic chamber performance (composed for trumpet, sax, cello, bassoon, and drums) with jazz improvisation.
Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of original music by its founder, leader and trumpeter that brings jazz and classical musicians together to create a hybrid music with unique possibilities. Its signature instrumentation of trumpet, saxophone, bassoon, cello and drums sets the group apart, but the ensemble makes its most significant impact with highly creative and individual repertoire, a fluid integration of dynamic chamber performance with jazz improvisation, and with its bold vision of a more diverse and more vibrant present and future for music.
The AnyWhen Ensemble was awarded the New Jazz Works and Presenting Jazz grant from Chamber Music America in 2011. This extremely competitive grant, attracting over 250 applicants every year, commissioned a new work by Detrick called The Bright and Rushing World, an ambitious addition to this singular composer’s list of accomplishments. A recording of this work will be released in 2013.
The group has performed at the Jazz Gallery and the Stone in New York, and on festivals including the Festival of New Trumpet Music curated by Dave Douglas, and the Is That Jazz? Festival in Seattle, WA curated by Tom Baker. The group has also performed and given master classes at colleges across the country including Cornish College of the Arts, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, University of Oregon, and Willamette University.
Notes on The Bright and Rushing World: http://douglasdetrick.com/preview/
Douglas Detrick is a composer and trumpet player who resides in New Rochelle, NY and was raised in Portland, Oregon. Equally at home as a performer and a composer, he is a versatile and eclectic musician establishing his reputation as an innovator in jazz, chamber music, electronic music and improvised music. AnyWhen Ensemble is his primary musical project, but his music has also been performed by the NOW Ensemble, the Meridian Arts Ensemble, and Brian McWhorter’s Beta Collide, and recently conducted the Cherry Blossom Arts Orchestra in his Downbeat Student Music Award-Winning arrangement of Duke Ellington’s Single Petal of a Rose.