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January 15, 2015 — Volume 97

Happy New Year, Flugelfans! 2014 was a blast. Papillon/Blueport Jazz released Sagebrush Rebellion, our tenth CD, to great response. We traveled 50,000 miles, spent 200 nights on the road, played 125 shows and made lots of new friends. Thank you for your support, which makes it all possible. Looking ahead:

CHANDLER ART WALK | Chandler AZ
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm Let us serenade you as you stroll the shops and galleries of the Chandler Art Walk, a monthly cultural fair with a fun family atmosphere. Every third Friday, Downtown Chandler welcomes over 50 artists to the historic square where they exhibit and sell their latest creations. Charles McNeal saxophones, Stan Sorenson guitar, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, Dowell Davis (photo) drums. “Understated, masterful technique and evident joy.”—JazzNews 
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THE NASH | Phoenix AZ
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 am Bring the kids to The Nash for a fun Saturday of Hot Dogs and Jazz as the Dmitri Matheny Group takes the stage for a high-energy concert. This event features free hot dogs, prizes and a lively interactive show. The 45-minute concert is the perfect jazz intro for kids of all ages. Doors open at 10:30. Space is limited, reservations are recommended. RSVP at www.thenash.org Charles McNeal saxophones, Matt Rollings piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. More Info
THE NASH | Phoenix AZ
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm Join us at the Valley's favorite jazz joint for Jazz Noir 3, our third annual program of hauntingly hip movie themes (film noir, spy thrillers and crime dramas), original works and jazz classics. “This is night music, moody, bluesy, simmering.”—Detroit Free Press. Charles McNeal saxophones, Matt Rollings (photo) piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. Located in the heart of the downtown Phoenix Roosevelt Row arts district, The Nash has been lauded as “one of the top jazz venues in the world” by Downbeat Magazine.
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SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS | Scottsdale AZ
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm Join us for Peace & Community Day at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Part of the popular Sunday A'Fair program, the free outdoor concert series offers fine arts and crafts exhibits, refreshments and family activities. Charles McNeal (photo) saxophone, Matt Rollings piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “Matheny’s warm, engaging flugelhorn playing has thoroughly established him as one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation.”—International Review of Music
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TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL | Tucson AZ
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm Don your fedora and bring your best femme fatale to the historic Hotel Congress for a late set of Jazz Noir at the inaugural Tucson Jazz Festival. Highlights include a cinematic medley (Touch of Evil, Laura, Chinatown, Vertigo, Taxi Driver, Blues in the Night) and Matheny's popular Crime Scenes suite with voiceover narrative in the hardboiled detective style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. Andrew Gross and Charles McNeal saxophones, Matt Rollings piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, Dmitri Matheny (photo) flugelhorn. “Ample talent, beautiful lines and a flawless warm tone. An excellent performer on gentle ballads and bop scorchers alike.”—Rolling Stone
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CAMBRIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS | Cambria CA
Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 3:00 and 7:00 pm An all-star celebration of west coast jazz, blues, bop, bossa nova and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook! Charlie Shoemake (photo) vibraphone and keyboard, Sandi Shoemake vocals, Dylan Johnson bass, Paul Kreibich drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. The Famous Jazz Artist Series has presented touring musicians on the California central coast since 1991. Located in the historic old schoolhouse on Main Street, the Cambria Center for the Arts theater and gallery offer cultural and educational programs year-round. "Dmitri Matheny is a jazz treasure."—All Music Guide
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JAZZ IN THE HILLS | Fountain Hills AZ
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm The Dmitri Matheny Group premieres their 2015 touring repertoire, featuring favorite material from Matheny’s critically acclaimed CDs, fresh originals, familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook. Presented at Desert Canyon Golf Club by Jazz In The Hills, a not-for-profit concert and educational organization. Nick Manson (photo) piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “One of the world's foremost flugelhorn players and a respected, dedicated jazz educator.”—Sacramento Bee
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DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN | Phoenix AZ
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm Join us for The Seasonal Table, a four-course dinner of fresh, locally sourced seasonal cuisine with exquisite wine pairings and cool jazz by the Dmitri Matheny Group. For more than 70 years, the Desert Botanical Garden has been teaching and inspiring visitors from around the world, providing research, exhibits and more to help us understand, protect and preserve the desert’s natural beauty. Nick Manson piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis (photo) drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “Extravagantly, unashamedly, irresistibly pretty. A spirit voice that compels attention even when it whispers.”—Stereophile
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SEDONA JAZZ AT THE CHURCH | Sedona AZ
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm Celebrate Valentine Day Weekend with an afternoon concert of love songs, ballads and romantic jazz classics. Sedona Jazz at the Church, part of the music ministry of Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, offers great jazz at affordable prices for audiences of all ages. Stephen Sandner piano, T-Bone Sistrunk (photo) bass, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “This is music to touch your heart. A warm pellucid sound that truly encapsulates the essence of jazz.”—National Public Radio
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