Photo by Eric Vitale

About the Ensemble

We believe in the unexpected. Our signature instrumentation sets us apart, but we make our 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. This piece was released as the group’s third album, The Bright and Rushing World, in March of 2014 with Parma Recordings.

The group has performed at the Jazz Gallery and the Stone in New York, the Center for New Music in San Francisco, 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 Adelpi University, Cornish College of the Arts, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, University of Oregon, and Willamette University.

Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble is:

Douglas Detrick — Trumpet, Composition

Hashem Assadullahi — Saxophone

Shirley Hunt — Cello

Steve Vacchi — Bassoon

Ryan Biesack — Drumset