Dave Douglas & High Risk

Saturday, May 7, 2016. 8:00 pm

Dave Douglas & High Risk

Featuring Jonathan Maron, Mark Guiliana & Shigeto

High Risk is an exciting electronic-inspired quartet lead by Dave Douglas. At the vanguard of modern jazz and electronic music, High Risk incorporates improvisational alchemy and technological exploration to create its unique sound. On bass and drums, current scene leaders Jonathan Maron and Mark Guiliana seek new territory through groove and electronic manipulation. With the addition of prominent producer and beatmaker Shigeto, the group fuses melodic lyricism, textured electronics, deep bass lines and driving drums to create new sonic soundscapes. The group released its self-titled debut album in June 2015.

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active simultaneously.

That diversity has characterized his music since he emerged from the downtown scene in the mid-1980s. Since then, his unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award, two GRAMMY® nominations and almost yearly mentions in readers’ and critics’ polls. Never willing to stand still, his career spans more than 40 recordings as a leader. While those projects extend from progressive chamber-jazz ensembles to straight-ahead combos, Douglas has always maintained his focus on the interplay between composer, ensemble and improviser.

Among the projects currently active are his Quintet; Sound Prints, a quintet co-led with saxophonist Joe Lovano; Riverside, a quartet co-led with Chet Doxas; and a duo with pianist Uri Caine.