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March 1, 2015 — Volume 100

Greetings, Flugelfans! March is Matheny Music Month in Arizona and California. Just ahead:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm Following a free afternoon workshop for students, the Dmitri Matheny Group appears live-in-concert with Jazz Noir, their popular program of hauntingly hip movie themes (film noir, spy thrillers and crime dramas), hardboiled originals and classic jazz. Concert highlights include music from Touch of Evil, Laura, Chinatown, Vertigo, Taxi Driver and Blues in the Night. Now entering its 60th Season, the Globe-Miami Community Concert Association offers quality performances by top artists at affordable prices. Andrew Gross (photo) saxophones, Chris Peña piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “This is night music, moody, bluesy, simmering.”—Detroit Free Press
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THE NASH | Phoenix AZ
Saturday, March 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 Mary Petrich saxophones, Nick Manson piano, T-Bone Sistrunk bass, John Lewis drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. Sponsored by Phoenix Suns Charities. More Info
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm Swing Into Spring with the Dmitri Matheny Group as they spotlight their hot new album Sagebrush Rebellion. Founded in 1997, the California Jazz Conservatory (formerly the Jazzschool) is the only fully accredited American music school with a year-round jazz program. Matt Clark piano, John Shifflett bass, Leon Joyce Jr (photo) drums. “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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Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:30 pm Dmitri and friends storm the South Bay! The art-deco Hedley Club Lounge is San Jose’s favorite cocktail and wine bar, a great place to relax by a wood-burning fireplace, sip a refreshing beverage and enjoy the very best in live jazz entertainment. Ken French piano, Doug Miller (photo) bass, Leon Joyce Jr drums. “One of the world's foremost flugelhorn players and a respected, dedicated jazz educator.”—Sacramento Bee
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DIZZY'S | San Diego CA
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm Join us for A Night In Soulville as we remember jazz master Ben Webster on his birthday. Dizzy's jazz club is located at the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, 4275 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego CA 92109, on the southern edge of Pacific Beach. Easy access from I-5, plenty of free parking for everyone right in front, coffee, cookies, and soft drinks available. All ages welcome! Jason Shattil (photo) piano, Justin Grinnell bass, Duncan Moore drums. “Ample talent, beautiful lines, and a flawless warm tone. Matheny is an excellent performer on gentle ballads and bop scorchers alike.”—Rolling Stone
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Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm An evening of classic jazz, favorite standards and fresh originals, including the west coast premiere of Matheny's latest composition, “Kunst Bauer.” Northern Spirits, a beautiful cocktail lounge and live music venue, is directly adjacent to and operated by Nattiya's Thai restaurant, a gourmet delight for those who know and love authentic Thai cuisine. Jason Shattil piano, Justin Grinnell bass, Duncan Moore (photo) drums.
“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
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Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11:00 am An auspicious collaboration at a historic venue! Dmitri joins forces with the CJS Quintet to celebrate the popular Los Angeles jazz band's 15th Anniversary.  A favorite jazz showcase since 1949, The Lighthouse Café of Hermosa Beach is where Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis and other giants recorded some of their most important live albums. Known for “hard driving bebop leavened with soulful blues” (Los Angeles Times), the CJS Quintet features Chuck Johnson (photo) tenor saxophone, James Smith trumpet, Koji Ono piano, Sherry Luchette bass and Roy McCurdy drums.
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