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“Dmitri Matheny favors the lyrical and poetic side of jazz over the fire and brimstone championed by many of his contemporaries. His playing also recalls another master of California romanticism: Chet Baker.”—All About Jazz
With his Hollywood looks and understated style, the legendary Chet Baker (photo) will forever be remembered as the poster boy for West Coast Cool. His gentle phrasing and relaxed approach helped to define a strikingly different new sound in jazz. Join us at Portland's Alberta Abbey on December 1 for Cool Burnin’: A Tribute To Chet Baker, as flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny and his all-star band (Charles McNeal tenor sax, Todd Strait drums, Dan Gaynor piano and Chris Higgins bass) perform timeless classics from Baker’s multi-faceted recording career. As an added bonus, vocalist Jeff Baker will join the group for two of Chet’s most beloved popular songs. Tickets & Info | Just ahead:
Thursday, November 3 at 8:00 pm
Under the leadership of Chris Bruya, the Central Washington University jazz studies program has sent bands to the North Sea, Montreux and Monterey NextGen jazz festivals. Following his afternoon master class, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny (photo) will appear in concert as guest soloist with the award-winning CWU jazz ensembles. “One of the world's foremost flugelhorn players and a respected, dedicated jazz educator.”
—Sacramento Bee
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Saturday, November 5 at 8:30 PM
From hot jazz to cool libations, if it flows the Hedley Club Lounge at the Hotel De Anza serves it up! Ken French piano, Doug Miller (photo) bass, Leon Joyce Jr drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “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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Sunday, November 6 at 4:00 PM
Make the scene as we celebrate the sound of West Coast Cool at
The Sound Room, downtown Oakland’s most convivial listening venue. Ken French piano, Doug Miller bass, Leon Joyce Jr (photo) drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “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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ARMANDO’S | Martinez CA
Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM
We love the cool, colorful atmosphere at Armando’s, where you can hear the very best in live jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk and more. Join us for an evening of crime jazz, film noir themes and timeless classics, featuring Ken French piano, Doug Miller bass, Bryan Bowman (photo) drums and Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “A visionary. Matheny's flugelhorn is both hot and cool, wide of range and brilliantly imaginative.”—San Francisco Examiner
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Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Home to the Eastside Jazz Club, Resonance at SOMA Towers is a new, state-of-the-art center for the performing arts in the heart of downtown Bellevue. Jay Thomas (photo) tenor and soprano saxophones, Bill Anschell piano, Phil Sparks bass, Mark Ivester 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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Friday, November 18 at 8:00 PM
Tacoma bluesman Dennis Ellis is your host at B Sharp Coffee House, where slow java, cool micro-brews and soulful bands reign supreme. Bill Anschell keyboard, Chris Symer bass, D’vonne Lewis (photo) drums, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “This is night music — moody, bluesy, simmering.”—Detroit Free Press
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Sunday, November 27 at 7:00 PM
You'll dig the music of Dan Gaynor & Friends at Jo Rotisserie & Bar, a popular upscale lounge offering intimate jazz, wood-fired New American fare and specialty cocktails. Dan Gaynor keyboard, Eric Gruber (photo) bass, Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn. “A romantic brass player who can limn slow motion ballads without referencing Miles.”—Village Voice
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Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 pm
Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny and saxophonist Charles McNeal (photo) appear in concert as guest soloists with the Mt. Hood Community College jazz band under the direction of Daniel Davey. “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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While on tour, Dmitri visits colleges, high schools and community centers to present jazz improvisation and music business workshops for aspiring artists of all ages. November workshops include 11/3 Central Washington University (Ellensburg WA), 11/7 Half Moon Bay High School (Half Moon Bay CA), 11/8 Hillsdale High School and San Mateo High School (San Mateo CA), 11/9 Woodside High School (Woodside CA), 11/20 Jazz Night School (Seattle WA), 11/28 and 11/30 Mount Hood Community College (Gresham OR). More Info
JAZZ NOIR | Now Available
Now available from Papillon/BluePort Jazz: Dmitri Matheny's JAZZ NOIR. Mysterious, melancholy and menacing, Matheny's eleventh album as a leader offers a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir and timeless classics. “In these grooves,” writes annotator Eddie Muller, “Matheny leads his crack crew through a sonic history of noir. Dmitri Matheny is an artist who manages to find beauty blooming in the darkest corners.” Get yours from CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify or Carpe DM. Order Now
12/1 Portland OR Alberta Abbey
12/2 Salem OR Christo’s
12/3 Eugene OR The Jazz Station
12/5 Seattle WA KNKX 88.5 FM
12/8 Seattle WA Seattle Art Museum
12/10 Chandler AZ Chandler Center for the Arts
12/11 Sedona AZ Sedona Jazz at the Church
12/12 Phoenix AZ Private Concert
12/15 Scottsdale AZ Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse
12/16 Chandler AZ Chandler Art Walk
12/17 Phoenix AZ The Nash
12/22 North Bend WA Piccola Cellars
12/23 West Linn OR Restaurant (Five-0-Three)
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