Jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas swings through New Haven this week as part of his tour of all 50 states in honor of his 50th birthday. The project, which he's calling DD50, aims to not only bring Douglas and his Quintet to states he'd had yet to visit, but also serves to bring Douglas and his music to people who might otherwise not have access to improvised music. He'd like to perform outdoors in unconventional spaces, and while Firehouse 12 is most certainly indoors, it is most definitely super cool. The concert is part of Firehouse 12's Spring Jazz Series, which continues through June 14.
Dave Douglas Quintet
May 31, 8:30 p.m. ($18) and 10 p.m. ($12), Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 785-0468, firehouse12.com.