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Douglas Purviance (Photo Douglas Purviance)

Douglas Purviance
420 Harding Drive
South Orange, NJ 07079
Tel: (212) 245-8690

Douglas Purviance is the Orchestra Manager from the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

Douglas Purviance

Douglas Purviance has worked professionally in the United States and abroad for well over three decades. After raduating from Towson State University in 1975, he established himself during a two-year engagement, touring extensively and recording three albums, with the highly acclaimed Stan Kenton Orchestra. Born in Baltimore, he moved to New York City in 1977 to build career characterized by leadership and diversity.
He was soon asked to join the Thad Jone/Mel Lewis Orchestra (now the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra; landed the bass trombone chair for the Broadway musical CATS; became a charter member of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and traveled the world touring with Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Dizzy Gillespie, the Mingus Big Band and many others.

Mr. Purviance also established himself as a top-notch studio musician getting calls for recordings, industrials, commercials and films.
This experience helped him expand his career to include music production and composition. Over the years he has scored and edited soundtracks for numerous film and television projects including Me and Him, The Winter in Lisbon and People Magazine’s 20th Anniversary show on ABC. As a producer, Douglas Purviance’s credits include the Vanguard Jazz Orchestr’a Grammy nominated Lickety Split, the Music of Jim McNeely and the Thad Jones Legacy.

Douglas Purviance serves as the Business Manager for the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and is on the board of directors for the orchestra’s not-for-profit entity Sixteen as One Music Inc. He is an active jazz educator, clinician and workshop leader for high schools and colleges throughout the country and regularly participates in worldwide master class/ performance tours. Mr. Purviance holds a Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music..... more > >

Douglas worked with: Worked With: Stan Kenton, Robin Eubanks, Rich Perry, Renee Rosnes, Thad Jones, Alan Yankee, Dick Shearer, Roy Reynolds, Terry Layne, Mike Egan, and many others.


Mario Bauza Tanga Suite (1992) Trombone
Mario Bauza My Time is Now (1993) Trombone (Bass)
Mario Bauza Messidor's Finest (1997) Trombone, Trombone (Bass)
Dee Dee Bridgewater Dear Ella (1997) Trombone (Bass)
Michel Camilo One More Once (1994) Trombone
The Carnegie Hall Jazz... Carnegie Hall Jazz Band (1996) Trombone (Bass)
Richie Cole Kush: Music of Dizzy Gillespie (1994) Trombone (Bass)
Dial & Oatts Brassworks (1990) Trombone (Bass)
Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All... Things to Come [Telarc] (2002) Trombone (Bass)
Robin Eubanks Different Perspectives (1988) Trombone (Bass)
Jon Faddis Hornucopia (1991) Trombone (Bass)
Slide Hampton World of Trombones (1979) Trombone
Slide Hampton & the... Dedicated to Diz (1993) Bass, Trombone, Tuba
Slide Hampton and the... Spirit of the Horn (2003) Trombone (Bass), Soloist
Tom Harrell Time's Mirror (1999) Trombone, Trombone (Bass)
Stefon Harris Grand Unification Theory (2003) Trombone (Bass)
Joe Henderson Big Band (1992) Trombone (Bass)
Joe Henderson Definitive Joe Henderson (2002) Trombone (Bass)
Maridalia Hernandez Amorosa (1994) Trombone
Christopher Hollyday And I'll Sing Once More (1992) Trombone (Bass)
J.J. Johnson Brass Orchestra (1996) Trombone
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis... Touch of Class (1992) Trombone
Thad Jones-Mel Lewis... Body & Soul (1995) Trombone, Soloist
Stan Kenton Kenton (1956) (1956) Tuba, Trombone (Bass)
Stan Kenton Kenton '76 (1975) Tuba, Trombone (Bass)
Stan Kenton Journey into Capricorn (1976) Trombone
Stan Kenton Street of Dreams (1992) Trombone
Stan Kenton Cologne Concert, Vol. 1 (2000) Tuba, Trombone (Bass)
Stan Kenton Cologne Concert, Vol. 2 (2000) Tuba, Trombone (Bass)
Stan Kenton Stan Kenton [GNP Crescendo] (2001) Trombone
The Bill Kirchner Nonet Trance Dance: Live in Concert (1999) Trombone (Bass)
Mel Lewis Live in Montreux: Mel Lewis Plays... (1980) Trombone
Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra 20 Years at the Village Vanguard (1985) Trombone, Trombone (Bass)
Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra Definitive Thad Jones, Vol. 1 (1988) Trombone (Bass)
Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra Definitive Thad Jones, Vol. 2 (1988) Trombone (Bass)
Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra Soft Lights and Hot Music (1988) Trombone (Bass)
Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra To You: A Tribute to Mel Lewis (1990) Trombone (Bass)
Luv You Madly Orchestra Luv You Madly Orchestra (1978) Trombone
Jim McNeely Music of Jim McNeely (1997) Trombone
Renee Rosnes Life on Earth (2002) Trombone (Bass)
Gary Smulyan & Brass Blues Suite (2000) Trombone (Bass)
Mel Tormé Fujitsu-Concord Festival (1990) (1990) Trombone
Mel Tormé Two Darn Hot: A Night at the... (2002) Trombone
Steve Turre Sanctified Shells (1992) Trombone, Trombone (Bass)
Steve Turre Rhythm Within (1995) Trombone (Bass), Shell Choir
Steve Turre Steve Turre (1996) Trombone, Trombone (Bass), Shells
Steve Turre One4J: Paying Homage to J.J.... (2003) Trombone, Trombone (Bass)
The Vanguard Jazz... Lickety Split: The Music of Jim... (1997) Trombone (Bass)
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Thad Jones Legacy (1999) Trombone (Bass), Producer, Executive Producer
Bill Warfield Big Band New York City Jazz (1988) Trombone
Bobby Watson Tailor Made (1992) Trombone
Frank Wess Orchestra Entre Nous (1990) Trombone
Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson Christmas (2001) Trombone (Bass)
2002 Broadway Revival Cast Man of La Mancha [2002 Broadway... (2003) Trombone (Bass)
Geffen Original Cast... Cats [Geffen Original Cast] (1983) Trombone (Bass)
Original Broadway Cast... Cats [Original Broadway Cast] (1982) Trombone (Bass)
Original Cast Recording Sweet Smell of Success (2002) Trombone (Bass)
Original Soundtrack Shaft [2000] (2000) Trombone
Selections from the Orig.... Cats [Selections from the Orig.... (1986) Bass, Trombone
Various Artists Musicmasters Jazz Collection, Vol. (1991) Trombone (Bass)
Various Artists Jazz Valentine: In the Mood... (1993) Trombone (Bass)
Various Artists Jazz Showcase (1994) Tuba, Trombone (Bass)
Various Artists Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz... (1994) Trombone
Various Artists Cole Porter in Concert: Just One... (1994) Trombone
Various Artists Best Loved Standards (1995) Trombone
Various Artists Sentimental Ballads (1995) Trombone
Various Artists Standards [Art of Jazz] (1995) Piano
Various Artists Latin Jazz [Nascente] (1995) Trombone
Various Artists Afro-Cuba (1995) Trombone
Various Artists United Nations of Messidor (1996) Trombone
Various Artists Jazz Ballads [Celebration of... (1996) Trombone
Various Artists Eastwood After Hours: Live at... (1997) Trombone (Bass)
Various Artists Cuba: I Am Time (1997) Trombone
Various Artists Latin Jazz for Lovers: Messidor's... (1997) Trombone, Trombone (Bass)
Various Artists Latin Jazz Highlights: Messidor's... (1997) Trombone (Bass)
Various Artists Ballads for Trombone (1998) Trombone
Various Artists Cuba, I Am Time, Vol. 4: Cubano... (1999) Trombone
Various Artists Jazz: Live From New York (2001) Tuba, Trombone (Bass)
Various Artists Three Mo' Tenors (2001) Trombone (Bass)

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