This Day in History: 1963-03-24

Dave Douglas, American jazz trumpeter, attended Berklee and NE Conservatory, dropping out to live in NYC to study and play on the streets, began to work with leading jazz groups such as Horace Silver, Vincent Herring, Mosaic Sextet, Don Byron’s Klezmer Band, and his own groups, known for his innovative compositions fusing ethno-styles with jazz, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, born in Montclair, New Jersey.

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