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January 30, 2014 — Volume 73
Greetings from the Valley of the Sun, where we're enjoying perfect weather as we launch our 2014-15 season, beginning with concerts in Arizona and Northern California. Join us!
Sacred Grounds | Scottsdale AZ
Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm Come to Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse for a swinging celebration as the Dmitri Matheny Group puts their fresh creative spin on your favorite jazz classics. Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Andrew Gross tenor saxophone, Nick Manson piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums (photo). "An all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States." —All About Jazz More Info
Mad Hatter Brew Pub | Tempe AZ
Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 pm The duo of Stan Sorenson ("a dynamic guitarist of skill and passion" —Arizona Republic) and Dmitri Matheny ("one of the jazz world's most talented horn players" — San Francisco Chronicle) performs a lively mix of jazz, blues and bossa nova at Mad Hatter Brew Pub, the perfect spot to meet up with friends, sample local brews, listen to music and grab a bite to eat. More Info
Desert Botanical Gardens | Phoenix AZ
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
South Mountain Community College | Phoenix AZ
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, Dom Moio drums (photo). "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
The Jazzschool | Berkeley CA
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 (photo), Matt Clark piano, Seward McCain bass, Leon Joyce drums. "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 an exciting evening of fresh originals, familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and beloved standards 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
Melodic Mastery
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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