photo: Chad Lanning

Douglas Detrick is a composer, songwriter, trumpeter, banjoist, writer, podcast producer and arts leader whose work in these diverse areas is distinguished by its quiet thoughtfulness and its embrace of good ideas from unconventional sources.

He was awarded a 2017 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, and leads the chamber-folk quartet Little One, chamber-jazz quintet AnyWhen Ensemble, and is the Executive and Artistic Director of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. He has performed throughout the United States at venues including the Stone, the Phillips Collection and many universities. 

We believe in the unexpected. Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble’s signature instrumentation sets us apart, but the group makes its real impact through bold new music that integrates chamber music sensitivity with jazz spontaneity. We believe that great music can happen anywhere, anyhow, anywhy, and anywhen – ours is fitting music for this bright and rushing world.


The Bright and Rushing World

Release Date: March 1, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5955
21st Century
The Navona Records debut from chamber-jazz group Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble features composer and trumpeter Douglas Detrick's ten-movement suite, The Bright and Rushing World, commissioned by Chamber Music America. This work, which George Grella called "impressively clear, inventive and compelling," (Big City Blog, 2.4.14) is not a pastiche of styles, but a thoughtfully-constructed hybrid of music with a unique and personal sensibility inspired by sources as diverse as Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Benjamin Britten and Igor Stravinsky.