Douglas Purviance

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Douglas Purviance (born Turner Station, Maryland, on July 18, 1952) is a jazz trombonist.[1] He began his professional career as a member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, playing bass trombone and tuba from 1975 to 1977. Mostly, he works as a studio session bass trombonist and is not known for improvising.

He graduated from Towson State University in 1975 and obtained a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 1992. He settled in New York City in 1977, playing a variety of commercial and jazz trombone jobs and eventually winning a chair in the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. He was a charter member of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and has toured extensively with Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Dizzy Gillespie,[2] and the Mingus Big Band. He has appeared as an incidental player on hundreds of recordings, notably on Grammy-nominated albums by Joe Henderson and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.[3]

On February 8, 2009, he won a Grammy Award as co-producer in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category for Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard.[4] He worked as co-producer and trombonist on the Grammy-nominated album OverTime: Music of Bob Brookmeyer by the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and in the same roles for the album Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra.

Discography[edit]

With Dee Dee Bridgewater

With Michel Camilo

With Slide Hampton

With Tom Harrell

With Joe Henderson

With Christian McBride

With Gerald Wilson

With Various Artists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Behind the Music: Turner Station's Douglas Purviance is a Part of History, Makes History | Dundalk, MD Patch Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  2. ^ Kanzler, George (October 4, 2009). "Dizzy Gillespie: I'm Beboppin Too & The Cool World". All About Jazz. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ Hunter, J (August 6, 2008). "Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard". All About Jazz. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ Levine, Dena (February 19, 2009). "Douglas Purviance, Music Program Faculty, Wins Grammy Award". Seton Hall University. Retrieved January 22, 2013.