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Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks: Back with new residency at Bond 45 
August16th, 2021

After an 18 month Covid hiatus, Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks will be back with a new residency at Bond 45 every Monday & Tuesday from 8-11pm. Douglas' first performances back with the band will be on September 27th, October 5th/6th and October 11th/12th. Please see EVENTS page for full itinerary

WBGO's The Checkout podcast 
July 23rd, 2021

WBGO's The Checkout features interviews and clips from the record and insight into Frank's musical and educational legacy. To listen to the podcast, please follow this link: 

New York Times feature on "Kimbrough" 
July 16th, 2021

The New York Times features an article by Nate Chinen on the recording process of "Kimbrough", and the musical and logistical challenges and rewards of co-ordinating 67 musicians through one studio over 3 days during a pandemic. To read more, please click here:

Newvelle Records releases "Kimbrough" 
July 16th, 2021

Today, "Kimbrough" is released on Newvelle Records in tribute to the dearly missed Frank Kimbrough. Featuring 61 of his own compositions, many of which never recorded before, this recording project brought together 67 of Frank's closest musical colleagues, friends and students.

I appear on four tracks featuring Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Steve Wilson and Patrick Cornelius, amongst others.


To listen to the recording and to find out more about the project, please follow this link:

Remembering Frank Kimbrough
January 4th, 2021

Douglas pays tribute to his teacher, mentor and friend Frank Kimbrough in an article for LondonJazzNews.  To read the article, click HERE

Douglas to host "A Marriner Retrospective" for Friends of The Academy of St Martin In The Fields
August 21st, 2020

Douglas will be presenting an online event for the Friends of The Academy of St Martin In The Fields, entitled  "A Marriner Retrospective". The evening will look back on the history of the orchestra and it's founding by Douglas' grandfather, Sir Neville Marriner. Featuring interviews with current and former members of the orchestra and rare archival footage, more information about the evening can be found on the Academy's website HERE

Douglas to host online fundraising event: "At Home With The Academy" for
The Academy of St Martin In The Fields
March 27th, 2021

Douglas will be hosting an online fundraising event in aid of The Academy of St Martin In The Fields on Saturday March 27th. Proceeds will go towards the ASMF's concert series produced during covid lockdown. For more information, please visit the Academy's website HERE

Douglas Joins BMI Jazz Composers Workshop
August 16th, 2020

Douglas has recently joined the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. Focusing on large ensemble original composition, the workshop is led by composers and arrangers Alan Ferber and Andy Farber. Douglas will be composing music for recording and performance by the New York Jazz Orchestra.

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 "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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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