Bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator Dezron Douglas has established himself as a major force in contemporary creative music. A protégé of the great Jackie McLean, the Downbeat Magazine 2019 Rising Star is known for his work with Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Cyrus Chestnut, David Murray, Louis Hayes, Enrico Rava and also with piano legends George Cables, Eric Reed, Mulgrew Miller and Benny Green. In 2021, he joined the Trey Anastasio Band.
Dezron has recorded on more than 100 albums, contributing to the artistry of numerous bandleaders and maintaining an integral presence in the sounds of his peers, including Keyon Harrold, Jonathan Blake, Melanie Charles, and Makaya McCraven. He is an active music educator, currently on the Jazz Studies faculty at NYU Steinhardt. He has released six albums as a lead artist and maintains a variety of projects that he uses as platforms for his compositions.
In November of 2020 “Force Majeure” the critically acclaimed collaborative duo record with harpist Brandee Younger was released on the International Anthem record label. “Meditations on Faith” his solo bass improvisation was released in March of this year.
"No album I’ve heard has documented this predicament as directly as Force Majeure...The limitations imposed by Coronavirus become strengths.” - Pitchfork
Tags: Jazz, Instrumental, Straight Ahead, Exploratory, Black American Music