Music Industry News Network [04-10-2017]
Doug Woolverton & Little Lightning Presents, "A Tribute To Miles Davis", 2017
Doug Woolverton & Little Lightning Productions is pleased to announce, Doug Woolverton's originally produced and live performance, "A Tribute to Miles Davis" coming back August 3rd for the 2nd annual performance to the Jane Pickens theater in beautiful downtown Newport Rhode Island! On an annual basis since 2012, this incredibly crafted show has become a popular musical performance and hugely successful among traditional Miles Davis fans to music enthusiasts of all ages. Due to Doug's sellout event in 2016, he has been asked to perform and produce this concert again the Thursday evening before the historic Newport Jazz Festival.
Doug Woolverton's tribute to Miles Davis will bring you back in time through the sounds and styles of the carefully hand-picked song selections that he and his world class team of musicians will perform (musicians to be announced soon). This years tribute concert will center around Miles Davis' sounds and hits from the 1970's to the early 1990's and will showcase Doug's natural ability to channel Davis' sounds and style through his 1947 Martin Committee trumpet* and his secret weapon: a custom built pedal board which will produce sounds that will bring you on a musical journey. It was in these eras where Miles focused on funky grooves and the versatile sounds of his trumpet while showcasing his band members and their musicianship. Miles used the sound of his trumpet to imitate a lead vocalist, covering pop tunes and radio hits by famed artists like Michael Jackson, Cindy Lauper, and Prince. He arranged and recorded their hits, turning them into complete instrumentals and maintained at the top of the pop charts as an instrumentalist.
Woolverton's band for this special show will consist of: Trumpet, Tenor sax, B3/Rhodes, Keyboard/Synth, Guitar, Bass, Drums, vocalist on a few hand picked songs, and special guests - Musicians names to be announced soon. Please check www.DougWoolverton.com for updates.
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED at, www.janepickens.com/shows
Showing on Thursday August 3 2017, 7:30 PM
Doug Woolverton Bio: When it comes to Doug Woolverton, everyone wants to know how he creates his tone, how he is able to get them off their feet! Whether you are in awe, or amazement; you will wonder how this single trumpeter will move you in a way you never expected. Yeah, he’s that good; and good natured too! When you see him, you’ll see his secret weapon. It’s so secret, we can’t tell you here!
Professional musician, composer, and band leader, Doug Woolverton, has been cultivating his smooth, soulful, yet energetic trumpet sound for audiences around the world becoming one of the most in demand, versatile trumpeters of his generation. Hailing from Northern State University (Aberdeen SD) receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Trumpet performance, Doug honed in on his skills of soulful soloing, songwriting, reading, and arranging. His mentor and trumpet teacher, Dr. Grant Manhart, helped focus Doug’s sound and beautiful tone which has led to his full time career performing over 250 shows around the world each year.
"Doug is not only a great trumpet player, he is also a great improviser who's main goal is to fully embody the essence of ALL of the different styles he plays" - Eric Benny Bloom (Lettuce/the Shady Horns)
"Doug woolverton swung it up and down at the concert we performed together in Norway" - Jerry Jemmott
When Doug is not recording or on tour you may see him performing with his own band, the Groove Merchants, with Roomful of Blues, or alongside artists such: Aretha Franklin, John Scofield, Jerry Jemmott, Bernard Purdie, Victor Wainwright, James Cotton, Tony Coleman, Jim Pugh, J. Geils, Johnny Vidacovich, John Herrington, Shari Puorto, Carl Fischer, and many more notable musicians and bands...
Notable awards and nominations:
Wang Dang Doodle award- Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise
Blues Music Award-"This Time for Real"-Billy Price/Otis Clay
Inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame- Roomful of Blues
Boston Music Award- Roomful of Blues
* MARTIN COMMITTEE TRUMPET - In the late 1930s, the Martin Instrument company started working on a new trumpet design based on input from a “committee” of leading instrument designers and trumpet players. A team of the best in the field: well-known horn makers Renold Schilke, Vincent Bach, Elden Benge and Foster Reynolds put all of their knowledge and thoughts together to create the greatest playing trumpet ever. They produced and manufactured these amazing horns from the 1930's to the mid to late 1950's.
The Martin Committee trumpet is one of the most highly sought of instruments of any collector. Martin Committee trumpets have been played by some of America's greatest jazz legends.
The horn became widely adopted in jazz music because of its warm, rich sound and flexible intonation. It has a unique sound that has been described as "dark and smokey". Miles Davis played custom-made Committees throughout his career. Other notable players include Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Lee Morgan, Maynard Ferguson, Art Farmer, Wallace Roney, and Chris Botti.
For more information about Doug, his music, his touring and updates please visit: www.DougWoolverton.com
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