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 Spring 2012, Vol 12 - Issue 5 
Interlochen Arts Academy @ Jewish Community Center | San Francisco CA
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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Interlochen Arts Academy, the renowned Michigan boarding school is sending student ensembles across the country for a festive series of spring performances. Join us in San Francisco on Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm, as the Interlochen Jazz and Motion Picture Arts ensembles present a free concert at the Jewish Community Center's Kanbar Hall, featuring Academy alumni bassist Matt Brewer (Class of 2001) and flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny (Class of 1984) as guest soloists.
Dmitri Matheny Group @ Healdsburg Center for the Arts | Healdsburg CA
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First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Dmitri Matheny has matured into "one of the jazz world's most talented horn players" (SF Chronicle). On Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm, Healdsburg Jazz Festival in association with Healdsburg Center for the Arts presents Jazz in the Gallery with the Dmitri Matheny Group featuring Dave Ellis. Joining Matheny are saxophonist Dave Ellis, pianist Matt Clark, bassist Seward McCain and drummer Lorca Hart. "Their music is a fertile landscape without boundaries," writes the Oakland Tribune, "earning Matheny and his cohorts a reputation as one of the most eclectic and daring ensembles on today's jazz scene." [download flyer]
Dmitri Matheny Group @ The Jazzschool | Berkeley CA
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"An all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States," the Dmitri Matheny Group is "a cohesive and seamless unit, serving up equal parts soulful expression, caressing phrases, imaginative asides, and dedicated lyricism" (All About Jazz). Catch the Dmitri Matheny Group featuring Dave Ellis at the Jazzschool's Hardymon Hall on Sunday, April 29 at 4:30 pm, for a lively performance of fresh originals, familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook. The afternoon concert will feature Matheny's longtime collaborator, saxophone titan Dave Ellis with Matt Clark on piano, Seward McCain on bass and Deszon X. Claiborne on drums. [download flyer]
Rodgers & Hart Tribute @ Paschal Winery | Talent OR
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Having created 28 stage musicals and more than 500 songs together, the team of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart remains one of the most beloved partnerships in all of American Popular Song. On Saturday, May 5 at 7:00 pm, join vocalist Leslie Kendall, the Ed Dunsavage Trio and flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny at Paschal Winery in Talent, Oregon, as they pay tribute to the spectacular songwriting duo in I'll Take Manhattan: The Music of Rodgers & Hart. The spirited revue will spotlight such timeless classics as "My Romance," "Blue Moon" and "My Funny Valentine."
Tango No. 9 @ Bliss Bar | San Francisco CA
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Tango No. 9 embraces both a reverence for tango's seductive past and an innovative vision of the music's future. On Sunday, May 6 at 4:30 pm, the critically-acclaimed ensemble (featuring Joshua Raoul Brody on piano, Greg Stephens on trombone and bandleader Catharine Clune on violin) welcomes flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny to San Francisco's Bliss Bar for an afternoon of musical exploration. Listen for Dmitri's tune "Sea of Tranquility," recorded on Tango No. 9's 2007 album Here Live No Fish.
TOUR DATES
DATE CITY TIME VENUE EVENT
Apr 23, 2012 Berkeley CA 9:00 pm KPFA FM 94.1
Interview
Apr 26, 2012 San Mateo CA 11:00 pm KCSM FM 91.1
Interview
Apr 27, 2012 San Francisco CA 7:00 pm Jewish Community Center
Performance
Apr 28, 2012 Healdsburg CA 7:30 pm Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Performance
Apr 29, 2012 Berkeley CA 4:30 pm The Jazzschool
Performance
May 1-4, 2012 Ashland OR Various Siskiyou Institute
Workshops
May 5, 2012 Talent OR 7:00 pm Paschal Winery
Performance
May 6, 2012 San Francisco CA 4:30 pm Bliss Bar
Performance
May 9, 2012 Oakland CA 8:00 pm Yoshi's Jack London Square
Performance
May 31, 2012 Scottsdale AZ 7:30 pm Sacred Grounds
Performance
World Premiere: Dmitri Matheny's "Crime Scenes" @ Yoshi's | Oakland CA
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On Wednesday, May 9th at 8:00 pm, the Dmitri Matheny Group featuring Dave Ellis returns to Yoshi's at Jack London Square, Oakland, for the world premiere of Dmitri Matheny's Crime Scenes, a new work inspired by espionage and underworld movie music. Drawing on classic themes from film noir, B-movies, spy thrillers and crime dramas, Crime Scenes is presented in an evocative series of dreamlike flashbacks, conceptually linked together as a story with voiceover narration in the hard-boiled detective style of Raymond Chandler. Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn; Dave Ellis, saxophone; Matt Clark, piano; Seward McCain, bass; Akira Tana, drums. Don't miss it! [download flyer]
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