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 2019 “Rising Star” is known for his work with Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Cyrus Chestnut, David Murray, Louis Hayes, Enrico Rava, and with piano legends George Cables, Eric Reed, Mulgrew Miller, and Benny Green. In 2021, he joined the Trey Anastasio Band. Douglas 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 has released six albums as a lead artist and maintains a variety of projects that he uses as platforms for his compositions. In 2020, Force Majeure, the collaborative duo record with harpist Brandee Younger, was released on the International Anthem record label. His solo bass improvisation, Meditations on Faith, was released in 2021. He is currently on the Jazz Studies faculty at NYU Steinhardt.