Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble

We believe in the unexpected.

“The history of hybrids of jazz and chamber music has been decidedly inconsistent and generally disappointing. Douglas Detrick is out to change that.

– Peter Monaghan,
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA

Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble is a chamber-jazz quintet whose signature instrumentation sets it apart, but  makes its real impact through bold new compositions that integrate chamber music conception with jazz spontaneity. We believe that great music can happen anywhere, anyhow, anywhy, and anywhen — ours is fitting music for this bright and rushing world.

The AnyWhen Ensemble was awarded the New Jazz Works and Presenting Jazz grant from Chamber Music America in 2011. This extremely competitive grant, attracting over 250 applicants every year, commissioned a new work by Detrick called The Bright and Rushing World, an ambitious addition to this singular composer’s list of accomplishments.

The group has performed at the Jazz Gallery and the Stone in New York, and on festivals including the Festival of New Trumpet Music curated by Dave Douglas, and the Is That Jazz? Festival in Seattle, WA curated by Tom Baker. The group has also performed and given master classes at colleges across the country including Adelphi University, Cornish College of the Arts, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, University of Oregon, and Willamette University.