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Nathan Douds Group

Nathan Douds Group

October 4, 2010 - 8pm

Youngstown State University, OH

Bliss Hall, Room 2222


Personnel:

Daniel Bruce - Guitar

Chicago, IL

www.danielbrucemusic.com


Justin Endler - Voice, Saxophone

Pittsburgh, PA

www.justinendler.com


Kurt Kotheimer - Bass

Akron, OH  

www.kurtkotheimer.com


Dr. Jason Kush - Woodwinds

Pittsburgh, PA

www.jasonkush.com


Dan Murphy - Piano

Chicago, IL

www.danmurphymusic.com



Program:

AB Coda
528
Gypsy Lane
After Long Silence
Untitled #15
Zaza's
Savasana



The Nathan Douds Ensemble is a group that performs original compositions, which aim to combine any and all divergent musical styles including: contemporary and avant-garde jazz/improvisation, contemporary classical and chamber music, rock/fusion, various world musics, and electro-acoustic music. The members of this ensemble have immensely diverse musical influences, educational backgrounds, and career paths, all of which act as contributing factors in allowing the group to remain diverse and flexible in creating a unique musical language.


Nathan Douds is an active freelance percussionist, pianist, composer, and educator in the Cleveland and Pittsburgh areas.  He has been performing professionally in many diverse genres for over 15 years, has toured internationally, and has performed with such artists as: Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, John Hollenbeck, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Michael Feinstein, Bobby Selvaggio, and Sean Jones.  Nathan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from Youngstown State University and a Master's Degree from Bowling Green State University in Jazz Studies: Applied Piano.  He is currently adjunct faculty at Slippery Rock University (PA) and Youngstown State University (OH).


Other tour dates:


October 5, 2010 - 7:30pm

Slippery Rock University, PA

Swope Music Building, Recital Hall


October 6, 2010 - 9pm

Denison University, OH

Huffman Hall, Bandersnatch


October 7-8, 2010

Artists in Residence, University of Southern Illinois


October 8, 2010 - 7:30pm

University of Southern Illinois, IL

Altgeld Hall, Large Rehearsal Room


October 9, 2010 - 7:00pm

Chicago Academy for the Arts, ILNathan Douds - Percussion, Compositions

Cleveland, OH

www.nathandouds.com

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