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Dave Douglas Gifts Trio

Friday, April 26

Ars Nova Workshop presents the ever-adventurous trumpeter Dave Douglas and his new Gifts Trio, featuring guitarist Ava Mendoza and drummer Kate Gentile, at Solar Myth on Friday, April 26, 2024.

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, and educator known for the stylistic breadth of his work, the lyricism and wide-ranging curiosity of his music, and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active simultaneously. Inspired by the life and music of Charles Lloyd, Gifts Trio reflects on the wisdom, vision, and positivity of the composer and saxophonist in an innovative way, notably exploring Lloyd’s fascination with the music of Billy Strayhorn. The trio’s sound focuses on song form, emphasizing textural and timbral enhancement in service of each song. For this occasion Douglas will be joined by two of the most innovative musicians on the current landscape, guitarist Ava Mendoza and drummer Kate Gentile, both wide-ranging masters of dynamics and intensity.

Friday, April 26


  • Performance

Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over


Dave Douglas Gifts Trio

  • Dave Douglas — trumpet
  • Ava Mendoza — guitar
  • Kate Gentile — drums


Solar Myth, 1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

This is a seated show.