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Susan Alexander

DOUGLAS DETRICK is a composer, trumpet player, and arts consultant whose work in these diverse areas is distinguished by its quiet thoughtfulness and its embrace of good ideas from unconventional sources. He was awarded the 2011 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works and Presenting Jazz grants for his work with his chamber-jazz quintet Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble, and the commissioned work “The Bright and Rushing World” was premiered at New York’s Jazz Gallery in 2012 and performed throughout the United States.

Three Representative Works:

The Bright and Rushing World (2012), recorded and released with Parma Recordings. Composed for Douglas Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble, commissioned by the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Progra

Memorial (2011) commissioned and performed by the NOW Ensemble, dedicated to Jeff Cumpston.

Single Petal of a Rose (2008) by Duke Ellington, Arranged by Douglas Detrick. Performed by the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra with Jacob Teichroew, soprano saxophone soloist.

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Oregon Connection: I was born in New Jersey, but I grew up in Oregon. After doing my undergrad in Wisconsin, I came back to Oregon to do a Master's in Jazz Composition at the University of Oregon. Then I left again for New York for three years, but now, after all that, I'm happily settled in Portland, and it feels great to be here.


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