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September 15, 2013 — Volume 64
The Dmitri Matheny Group is currently touring two popular programs: Jazz Noir, a fresh spin on spy thrillers, crime dramas and jazz classics, and The Great American Songbook, favorite Broadway and Hollywood hits of the 1920s through the 60s. Check out the videos for both projects here. Thanks for your continuing friendship and support!
Mia's Lounge | Flagstaff AZ
Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 9:30 pm
Dmitri teams with intrepid bassist Chris Finet (photo), guitarist Brad Bays and drummer Ron James for an evening of fresh originals and progressive mainstream jazz. Funky and friendly, Mia's Lounge is a great neighborhood bar offering live music in a variety of genres, pool tables, outdoor seating and an inviting atmosphere. More Info.
El Gato Azul | Prescott AZ
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Known for his soulful tone and inspiring solos, veteran saxophonist Milt Cannon (photo) leads his all-star jazz quintet, featuring flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny, in an evening of classic jazz and blues. Located just steps away from Whiskey Row in Prescott, El Gato Azul specializes in Mediterranean, Spanish and Southwestern Dishes. More Info.
San Ramon Library | San Ramon CA
Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm
"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" (All About Jazz). Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Dave Ellis (photo) tenor saxophone, Keith Saunders piano, Ron Belcher bass, Deszon X. Claiborne drums. Presenting jazz-in-concert since 1996, San Ramon Library boasts an extraordinary collection of jazz materials including over 1200 CDs, 125 videos and 220 books. More Info.
57th Street Gallery | Oakland CA
Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm
The Dmitri Matheny Group returns to Oaktown for an evening of west coast cool, hard bop and new originals. Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Dave Ellis tenor saxophone, Keith Saunders piano, Fred Randolph bass, Deszon X. Claiborne (photo) drums. Floyd Pellom's 57th Street Gallery showcases exclusive works of fine art with a focus on musical themes, and hosts this popular Saturday evening concert series featuring top regional and national talent. More Info.
Red Poppy Art House | San Francisco CA
Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Winner of the SF Weekly award for Best Jazz Artist, Terrence Brewer leads his trio with special guest Dmitri Matheny for one night only. Brewer (photo) guitar, Matheny flugelhorn, Ollie Dudek bass, Rick Rivera drums. The Red Poppy Art House is a neighborhood center for the intersection of cultural and intergenerational artistic engagement located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. More Info.
Theater Works | Peoria AZ
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Dmitri Matheny ("one of the jazz world's most talented horn players" —SF Chronicle) leads an all-star salute to The Great American Songbook, favorite Broadway and Hollywood hits of the 1920s through the 60s. Matheny (photo) flugelhorn, Andrew Gross tenor saxophone, Nick Manson piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums. The Peoria Center for the Arts, operated by Theater Works, has received Best New Playhouse honors in the Phoenix New Times. More Info.
Melodic Mastery
Jazz Improvisation Workshops
As part of his 2013-14 touring season, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny is presenting Melodic Mastery, jazz improvisation workshops for aspiring musicians of all ages. Based on the teachings of his mentor, jazz legend Art Farmer (photo), Matheny advocates a lyrical, melodic approach to jazz. Workshop partners this month include Northland Prep Academy (9/18), Northern Arizona University (9/19), Prescott Jazz Society (9/21) and American River College (9/26). More Info.

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