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Juilliard Masterclass Series at The Chapin School
January 20th, 2020

As a Juilliard Teaching Artist, Douglas will be teaching a series of masterclasses on the history of Jazz at The Chapin School in Manhattan's Upper East Side throughout the Spring semester of 2020. 

LondonJazzNews and JazzThetik Article
December 20th, 2019

LondonJazzNews (UK) and JazzThetik (Germany) features a piece on Douglas and Misha Mullov-Abbado, as two jazz musicians with family history in classical music. It can be found here on LONDONJAZZNEWS and JAZZTHETIK.

NY Times features Migrations Series in Best of 2019 Classical Music list
December 12th, 2019

Migrations Series has been featured in the New York Times' Best of 2019 list as one of the top 25 Classical recordings of the year. The full list can be found HERE

AllAboutJazz review Joe Doubleday Quartet live at The Jazz Corner, South Carolina
October 28th, 2019

AllAboutJazz review the Joe Doubleday Quartet’s recent appearances at the Jazz Corner, in South Carolina. The review can be found HERE

Juilliard Teaching Artist at Nord Anglia International School New York
September 15th, 2019

As a Juilliard Teaching Artist, Douglas has been appointed to teach individual drum lessons at the Nord Anglia International School in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. More information about Juilliard’s extensive collaboration with Nord Anglia can be found HERE.

Derek Bermel's Migrations Series released on Naxos American Classics
August 9th, 2019

Naxos Records has released Derek Bermel’s Migrations Series on its American Classics label. In his first commercially available recording, Douglas performs as drummer and featured soloist within the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and Albany Symphony Orchestra. Commissioned by Wynton Marsalis, the recording also features Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra’s Ted Nash and Luciana Souza as soloists and was recorded in 2015 in Upstate New York. More information on the recording can be found HERE.

Teaching at Ingenium Academy International Summer School
June 21st, 2019

As percussion faculty, Douglas will be leading percussion masterclasses at the Ingenium Academy International Summer School which will be hosted at Winchester College in July/August 2019. More information about the Ingenium Academy can be found HERE.

LondonJazzNews "In Lockdown With" Interview Feature
May 21st, 2020

LondonJazzNews has recently featured an interview with Douglas for their "In Lockdown With" series. He discusses a small selection of music he's been listening to recently and some musical highlights from his ten years of living and working in New York City. To read the interview, click HERE.

Migrations Series nominated for GRAMMY award
November 20th, 2019

Derek Bermel’s Migrations Series has been nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition in the 2020 GRAMMY awards. Douglas performed as a featured soloist with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and Albany Symphony Orchestra, with the piece originally commissioned by Wynton Marsalis. Saxophonist Ted Nash and vocalist Luciana Souza also appear as featured soloists on the recording. More information on Migrations Series can be found HERE and the full list of nominees for the 2020 GRAMMY Awards can be found HERE.

Douglas joins Dwight School faculty
December 11th, 2019

Douglas has recently been appointed to the music faculty at the Dwight school in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He will begin teaching in January 2020. More information about the school can be found HERE

Jazz At Lincoln Center teaching
September 20th, 2019

Douglas will be teaching at Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Middle School Jazz Academy, leading a masterclass for their young drummers on Saturday September 28th, 2019. More information about Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Education programs can be found HERE.

Juilliard commission
September 1st, 2019

Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program has commissioned Douglas to create another arrangement for the Wind and Brass Orchestra. Returning to the program where he taught for 3 years as Percussion Teacher and Director of Percussion Ensemble, the piece will be performed in early Spring 2020. More information about the Juilliard’s MAP program can be found HERE

Bloomingdale School of Music appointment
August 1st, 2019

Douglas has recently joined the teaching faculty of Bloomingdale School of Music, a historic conservatory for all ages in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He will be teaching individual drum/percussion lessons, in addition to directing the Music Access Project’s Jazz Ensemble and coaching the Percussion Ensemble. His first faculty concert will focus on Jazz Icons associated with the Upper West Side neighbourhood, including composers such as Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. More information about BSM can be found HERE.