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February 1, 2015 — Volume 98

Greetings, Flugelfans! Our 2015 Concert Season is now in full swing. Warm thanks to visiting artists Charles McNeal and Matt Rollings for sharing your gifts last month, and much love to everyone who came out to hear the band (three sold out shows!). Congrats to the Tucson Jazz Festival on an auspicious launch! You've got a winner there and we were honored to be part of the inaugural line-up. Looking ahead:
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 with 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 offers 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 previews 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. Nick Manson (photo) piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “One of the world's foremost flugelhorn players.”—Sacramento Bee
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THE NASH | Phoenix AZ
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 am Back by popular demand! Bring the kids to The Nash for Hot Dogs and Jazz as the Dmitri Matheny Group takes the stage for a high-energy matinee concert. The event features free hot dogs, prizes and a lively interactive show. This 45-minute concert is the perfect intro to jazz for kids of all ages. Doors open at 10:30. Space is limited, reservations are recommended. RSVP at www.thenash.org Mary Petrich saxophones, Nick Manson piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. Sponsored by Phoenix Suns Charities. More Info
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 cuisine, exquisite wine pairings and live jazz by the Dmitri Matheny Group. For more than 70 years, the Desert Botanical Garden has inspired 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. “One of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation.”—International Review of Music
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SEDONA JAZZ AT THE CHURCH | Sedona AZ
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm Celebrate Valentines Day Weekend in beautiful Sedona with an afternoon concert of love songs and romantic jazz classics. Sedona Jazz at the Church, part of the music ministry of Saint Luke's Episcopal, offers great music 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.”—National Public Radio
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DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN | Phoenix AZ
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm Sample, sip, and savor your way through the splendor of the Desert Botanical Garden at Corks & Cactus, where boutique wines and desert beauty blend into a delightful event. Featuring interactive cooking demonstrations by Gertrude's restaurant and world class jazz by the Dmitri Matheny Group. Nick Manson piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, Dmitri Matheny (photo) flugelhorn. “Matheny has impressive chops, but it's his warmth and soulfulness that win you over.”—All Music Guide
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SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE | Phoenix AZ
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm Dmitri concludes his week-long residency at South Mountain Community College with an exciting concert. He will premiere a new composition for the SMCC Jazz Orchestra, perform with the college's Latin and jazz ensembles, and lead a quintet set with Chris Peña piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, and visiting artist, Los Angeles saxophonist Chuck Johnson (photo). “Ample talent, beautiful lines and a flawless warm tone. Matheny is an excellent performer on ballads and bop alike.”—Rolling Stone
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