Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble
Douglas Detrick composer, trumpet
Hashem Assadullahi alto and soprano saxophone
Shirley Hunt cello
Steve Vacchi bassoon
Ryan Biesack drums
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.
Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble has performed at the Rubin Museum of Art, The Jazz Gallery and The Stone in New York City, the San Francisco Center for New Music, and in festivals including the Festival of New Trumpet Music, and the Is That Jazz? Festival in Seattle. 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. Detrick holds degrees in music from the University of Oregon and Lawrence University.