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February 15, 2014 — Volume 74
Greetings from the beautiful Arizona Desert, where the Dmitri Matheny Group 2014 Season is now in full swing! The DMG will stage over 100 events this year on the road. Highlights include an extended spring residency in Michigan, summer tours of New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Colorado and Canada, and fall CD Release Celebration concerts throughout the USA. Join us! Just ahead:
Saturday, February 22 at 12:00 noon Corks & Cactus brings together boutique wines, gourmet concessions and tasty music in the beautiful setting of the Desert Botanical Gardens. Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Andrew Gross tenor saxophone (photo), Nick Manson keyboard, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums. "Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny is a jazz treasure. The lyrical Matheny has impressive chops, but it's his warmth and soulfulness that win you over." —All Music Guide  More Info
Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm Dmitri concludes his week-long residency at South Mountain Community College with a big jazz bash featuring Andrew Gross tenor saxophone, Nick Manson piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass (photo), Dom Moio drums. "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  More Info
Saturday, March 1 at 8:00 pm The DMG plays your favorite selections from their critically acclaimed CDs and premieres new works featured on their eagerly anticipated tenth album at The Jazzschool. Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Dave Ellis tenor saxophone, Matt Clark piano, Seward McCain bass, Leon Joyce Jr. drums (photo). "Dmitri Matheny has ample talent, executing beautiful lines with a flawless warm tone. An excellent performer on gentle ballads and bop scorchers alike." —Rolling Stone  More Info
THE NASH | Phoenix AZ
Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 pm Back by popular demand! The Dmitri Matheny Group returns to The Nash ("Best Jazz Joint" —Phoenix New Times) for the latest iteration of their popular JAZZ NOIR show. Modern masterworks by Quincy Jones, Charlie Haden and Henry Mancini! Classic movie music from Touch of Evil, Laura, Chinatown, Vertigo, Taxi Driver and Blues in the Night! Unforgettable noir themes from favorite spy thrillers, detective shows and cop dramas! Hardboiled Matheny originals, such as Crime Scenes, Femme Fatale and Sagebrush Rebellion, plus timeless classics from the Great American Songbook! Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn (photo), Andrew Gross tenor saxophone, Nick Manson piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums. "Unquestionably a master." —JazzIz  More Info
Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm Dmitri and the band salute The Great American Songbook, celebrating a century of Hollywood and Broadway favorites by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and more at Theater Works, Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Andrew Gross tenor saxophone, Nick Manson piano (photo), T-Bone Sistrunk bass, Dom Moio drums. "The first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione." —San Jose Mercury News More Info
Jazz Improvisation Workshops As part of his 2014-15 touring season, 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. Just ahead: workshops for Young Sounds of Arizona (2/18) and South Mountain Community College (2/25-28) in Phoenix AZ, El Camino High School in South San Francisco CA (3/1), The Jazzschool in Berkeley CA (3/2) and Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos CA (3/3). More Info
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