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 April 2013, Volume 54 
South Medford Jazz Celebration | Medford OR
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm
 
"Understated, masterful technique and evident joy." 
—JazzNews
 
Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month at the 2013 South Medford Jazz Celebration in Medford, Oregon! Performances by the Rogue Valley All Star Jazz Band and South Medford High School Jazz Band with special guests Dave Ellis tenor saxophone and Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn (photo) with the Ed Dunsavage Trio (Dunsavage guitar, Joe Cohoon bass and Chicken Hirsh drums). Tickets are available at Larry's Music, Tom's Guitar Warehouse and at the venue, South Medford High School Auditorium, on the evening of the event. Join us!
Jazz at Peace | Danville CA
Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm
 
"Extravagantly, unashamedly, irresistibly pretty. A spirit voice that compels attention even when it whispers."
—Thomas Conrad, Stereophile 
 
 
Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Matthew Clark piano, Ruth Davies bass and Deszon X. Claiborne (photo) drums. Jazz at Peace is a come-as-you-are, interfaith Jazz Vespers service held the first Sunday of each month at Peace Lutheran Church, a.k.a. Jazz Church West, in Danville, California. No reservations are necessary. Admission is free and by donation. A reception with the artists follows the service.
Armando's | Martinez CA
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm
 
"Matheny is among the vanguard of today's musicians who have helped propel the Bay Area jazz community onto the international scene."
—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
Back by popular demand after their sold-out show last fall! Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Matthew Clark (photo) piano, Ruth Davies bass, Deszon X. Claiborne drums. The hot spot for live music in downtown Martinez, Armando's is an intimate, cash only, 21-and-over venue serving wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 7:30 pm; seating is limited.
Piedmont Piano | Oakland CA
Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm
 
"A visionary. Matheny's flugelhorn is both hot and cool, wide of range and brilliantly imaginative." 
—San Francisco Examiner
 
Treat Dad to an afternoon of world class jazz with Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Dave Ellis tenor and soprano saxophones, Matthew Clark piano, Ron Belcher (photo) bass and Deszon X. Claiborne drums. The elegant performance space at Piedmont Piano Company is located in an historic Art Deco building in Oakland's vibrant Uptown Arts and Entertainment District. Seating is limited; advance reservations recommended.
Old First Concerts | San Francisco CA
Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm
 
"A major talent as a composer."
—JazzIz
 
The Dmitri Matheny Group presents an evening of fresh, original works, familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook. Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Dave Ellis (photo) tenor and soprano saxophones, Matthew Clark piano, Ruth Davies bass, Deszon X. Claiborne drums. Among the concert highlights: witness the World Premiere of Matheny's latest composition "Sagebrush Rebellion" in the acoustically superb sanctuary of San Francisco's Old First Church. 
The Jazzschool | Berkeley CA
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm
 
"The first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione."
—San Jose Mercury News
 
Grab your favorite femme fatale and head to Berkeley for an evening of Jazz Noir with the Dmitri Matheny Group! Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Dave Ellis tenor and soprano saxophones, Matthew Clark piano, Ruth Davies bass and Akira Tana (photo) drums. Located in the historic Kress Building on the northwest corner of Shattuck Avenue and Addison street, The Jazzschool is conveniently situated in the heart of the Downtown Berkeley Arts District.
Christo's | Salem OR
Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm
 
"Playing beautiful lines with a flawless warm tone, Matheny is an excellent performer on gentle ballads and bop scorchers alike." 
—Rolling Stone
 
Dmitri Matheny leads an all-star expedition into the heart of Jazz Noir when the Dmitri Matheny Group comes to Salem on July 11! Matheny flugelhorn, David Valdez saxophones, Randy Porter keyboard, Christopher Higgins bass and Alan Jones (photo) drums. Christo's Pizzeria & Restaurant is famous for their hand-tossed artisan pizza, Italian family recipes and intimate listening lounge where young and old enjoy the best American Jazz, Folk and Indie artists. Don't miss out!
Ivories | Portland OR
Friday, July 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm
 
"Dmitri Matheny has matured into one of jazz's most talented horn players."
—San Francisco Chronicle
 
The Dmitri Matheny Group returns to Portland for a swinging birthday celebration of Ivories' owner, Jim Templeton! Featuring Matheny flugelhorn, David Valdez saxophones, Randy Porter (photo) piano, Christopher Higgins bass, Alan Jones drums and surprise guests. Located in the Pearl District, Ivories Jazz Lounge & Restaurant is the Rose City destination for world class jazz. Advance reservations strongly encouraged.
The Jazz Station | Eugene OR
Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm
 
"Protégé of the late Art Farmer, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny works along the edge between chamber music and jazz, creating a musical landscape found when lights are low. The lyricism of his horn work is achingly poignant."
—Andrew Gilbert, San Diego Union-Tribune
 
Matheny flugelhorn, David Valdez (photo) saxophones, Nick Manson piano, Christopher Higgins bass, Alan Jones drums. Operated by the member-supported Willamette Jazz Society, The Jazz Station is an all ages, family friendly music and art gallery in the heart of Eugene.
Oregon Coast Music Festival | Charleston OR
Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm
 
"A flugelhorn so cool it'll run a shiver through your martini."
—MetroActive
 
Join the Dmitri Matheny Group for a magical afternoon of jazz at the OIMB Boathouse in Charleston, Oregon. Featuring Matheny flugelhorn, David Valdez saxophones, Nick Manson (photo) piano, Christopher Higgins bass and Alan Jones drums. The longest-running music event on the Oregon Coast, the 35th Oregon Coast Music Festival is a two-week-long annual festival that draws 5,000 to its various concerts throughout the Coos Bay region. See you there!
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