A prolific trumpeter, composer and educator from New York City, David’s unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award and two Grammy nominations. His music derives from many non-jazz musical styles, including classical music, folk music from European countries and Klezmer. Since 1993, Douglas has recorded more than twenty albums as a bandleader. He has also performed and recorded with dozens of musicians, perhaps most notably with various John Zorn ensembles. Douglas is currently the director of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, which is held annually in New York City.