Doug Woolverton's "A Tribute to Miles Davis" Returns to Odeum Theatre

East Greenwich, RI, August 20, 2017 --( Back by popular demand, Doug Woolverton Music is pleased to announce his originally produced live performance, "A Tribute to Miles Davis" is coming this September 16, 2017 to The Odeum Theatre, 59 Main Steet in East Greenwich, RI at 8 pm. Advanced tickets are strongly recommended and can be purchased online now at or call (401) 885-4000.

Since 2012, Doug Woolverton's tribute to Miles Davis has become a popular musical performance and hugely successful among traditional Miles Davis fans to music enthusiasts of all ages. Doug and his world-class team of musicians brings the audience back in time through the sounds, styles and carefully hand-picked song selection from Miles Davis' hits from the 1970's to the early 1990's.

Big Noise has worked with Doug since 2014.

This performance will showcase Doug's natural ability to channel Davis' sound through his 1947 Martin Committee trumpet and Doug's secret weapon: a custom built pedal board which will produce sounds that will bring an audience on a musical journey. It was in these eras where Miles focused on funky grooves and the versatile sounds of his trumpet while showcasing his band members and their musicianship. Miles used the sound of his trumpet to imitate a lead vocalist, covering pop tunes and radio hits by famed artists like Michael Jackson, Cindy Lauper, and Prince. He arranged and recorded their hits, turning them into complete instrumentals and maintained a presence at the top of the pop charts as an instrumentalist.

Woolverton's band for this special show will consist of:
Doug Woolverton - Trumpet
Rusty Scott - B3/Rhodes
Johny Keys - Keyboard/Synth
Jeff Lockhart - Guitar
Lenny Stallworth - Bass
Joe Davis Jr. - Drums
Shari Puorto - Vocalist

Doug Woolverton Bio: When it comes to Doug Woolverton, everyone wants to know how he creates his tone, how he is able to get them off their feet. Whether in awe, or amazement; an audience will wonder how this single trumpeter will move in a way never expected.

Professional musician, composer, and band leader, Doug Woolverton, has been cultivating his smooth, soulful, yet energetic trumpet sound for audiences around the world becoming one of the most in demand, versatile trumpeters of his generation. Hailing from Northern State University (Aberdeen, SD) receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Trumpet performance, Doug honed in on his skills of soulful soloing, songwriting, reading, and arranging. His mentor and trumpet teacher, Dr. Grant Manhart, helped focus Doug's sound and beautiful tone which has led to his full time career performing over 250 shows around the world each year.

"Doug is not only a great trumpet player, he is also a great improviser who's main goal is to fully embody the essence of all of the different styles he plays." - Eric Benny Bloom (Lettuce/the Shady Horns)

"Doug Woolverton swung it up and down at the concert we performed together in Norway." - Jerry Jemmott

When Doug is not recording or on tour, he is performing with his own band, the Groove Merchants, with Roomful of Blues, or alongside artists such as Aretha Franklin, John Scofield, Jerry Jemmott, Bernard Purdie, Victor Wainwright, James Cotton, Tony Coleman, Jim Pugh, Johnny Vidacovich, John Herrington, Shari Puorto, Carl Fischer, and many more notable musicians and bands.

For more information about Doug, his music, his touring and updates please visit:
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Al Gomes