Join us for an all-star expedition into the heart of Jazz Noir on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm, when the Dmitri Matheny Group appears at The Nash, downtown Phoenix's newest cultural and educational center.
The event will feature a stellar line up of musical talent: Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Andrew Gross tenor saxophone, Nick Manson piano, Ted "T-bone" Sistrunk bass, and Dom Moio drums, plus surprise guests.
The Dmitri Matheny Group will perform its popular Jazz Noir program, offering a fresh spin on familiar TV and movie themes (film noir, spy thrillers and crime dramas), plus a selection of new works, jazz classics and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook. Concert highlights include a noir medley of cinematic favorites and Matheny's original "Crime Scenes" suite, a dreamlike series of vignettes linked together with voiceover narrative in the hardboiled detective style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.
"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."
All About Jazz agrees: "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."
Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione” (San Jose Mercury News). First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players” (SF Chronicle).
The Nash, located at 110 E Roosevelt Street, is downtown Phoenix's newest cultural and educational center, named for Arizona native and "the most valuable player in jazz" (Modern Drummer), Lewis Nash. Seating is limited; advance reservations recommended. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students. Purchase online (select "tickets" above) or call 602-795-0464.