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 May 2013, Volume 55 
SUMMER TOUR
 
The Dmitri Matheny Group Jazz Noir tour continues this summer with appearances in 50 cities throughout the Pacific Northwest, Desert Southwest and California Coast.

The itinerary includes a diverse array of concert, nightclub and festival performances as well as educational workshops and master classes for aspiring musicians.
 
"An all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States," writes All About Jazz, "the Dmitri Matheny Group is a cohesive and seamless unit, serving up equal parts soulful expression, caressing phrases, imaginative asides, and dedicated lyricism."
 
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. 
TOUR DATES
DATE CITY REGION VENUE
June 2-21 Danville, Martinez, Oakland and San Francisco CA Northern California Jazz at Peace, Armando's, Piedmont Piano, Old First Concerts
July 11-20 Salem, Portland, Eugene and Charleston OR, Port Angeles, Seattle and North Bend WA Pacific Northwest Christo's, Ivories, American Music Program, The Jazz Station, Oregon Coast Music Festival, Peninsula College, Tula's, Boxley's, Cathedral Hill Jazz Festival
July 21-26 Oakland, San Jose, Santa Cruz, San Diego and Bel Air Los Angeles CA California Coast Jazz at the Chimes, San Jose Jazz at the Fairmont, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Dizzy's, Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill
August 2-3 Truckee CA Lake Tahoe Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats
August 15-25 Scottsdale, Chandler and Sedona AZ, Santa Fe, Taos and Silver City NM Desert Southwest Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Chandler Center for the Arts, Sedona Jazz at the Church, KSFR Music Cafe Series, KTAOS Solar Center, Seedboat Center for the Arts
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) drumsChristo'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) alto saxophone, 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!
Tula's | Seattle WA
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm
 
"Understated, masterful technique and evident joy."
—JazzNews
 
The Dmitri Matheny Group returns to The Emerald City for an evening of west coast jazz, blues and beyond. Featuring Matheny (photo) flugelhorn, Nick Manson piano, Christopher Higgins bass and Robert Rushing drums with a special appearance by the University Prep Jazz Combo. Featured in DownBeat Magazine's Guide to 100 Great International Jazz Clubs, Tula's Restaurant & Nightclub is the hot spot for Seattle Jazz. Be there!
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