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June 17, 2022
Greetings, FlugelFans! At long last, CASCADIA has arrived, and we couldn't be more thrilled.

CASCADIA | New Album Now Available!
Origin Records announces the release of CASCADIA, the new album by the Dmitri Matheny Group, “an all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States” (All About Jazz).
Matheny’s Origin debut, his 12th album as bandleader, offers inspired performances of timeless classics and original jazz from the Pacific Northwest.
Together with stellar bandmates saxophonist Charles McNeal, pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Phil Sparks, and drummer Mark Ivester, Matheny shines on After The Rain (John Coltrane), On A Misty Night (Tadd Dameron), Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb), and Humble Origins (Bill Anschell).
The album also showcases six new Matheny originals: Perfect Peaches, a lyrical bossa nova, Dark Eyes, a seductive noir ballad, Evergreen Girl, a soul-jazz shuffle, Bourdain, a memorial elegy for a great man, The Lonesome Road, a weary traveler’s lament, and Cascadia, the evocative title track.
“I’m so proud of this band,” Matheny said, “and so grateful for their brilliant work on this project. We set out to celebrate the sound and spirit of our beloved home region, its luminous wonders, enchanted forests, healing waters, and vibrant creative community. There’s an aspirational sense-of-place here in the upper left. I believe our music reflects this life-affirming ethos.”
Flugelhornist/composer Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music) and “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players” (San Francisco Chronicle). An honors graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and the Berklee College of Music, Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, touring throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. He has appeared on 120 recordings and has released twelve albums as a leader.
Matheny has been active in the Pacific Northwest jazz scene since 1995, when he first began touring the region from his home base in San Francisco. Upon relocating to Washington in 2016, Matheny was voted “Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year” in Seattle's Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards.
The Dmitri Matheny Group performs over 100 concerts on tour each year. “Their music is a fertile landscape without boundaries,” writes the Oakland Tribune, “earning Matheny and his cohorts a reputation as one of the most eclectic and daring ensembles on today’s jazz scene.” All About Jazz agrees: “An all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States, the Dmitri Matheny Group is a cohesive and seamless unit, serving up equal parts soulful expression, caressing phrases, imaginative asides, and dedicated lyricism.”


The Dmitri Matheny Group celebrates CASCADIA with a spectacular series of northwest shows July 9-22. Tickets are now on sale. Join us!

7/9 SEATTLE WA Calluna | Opening Night
7/10 ANACORTES WA Heart of Anacortes
7/13 LINCOLN CITY OR Lincoln City Cultural Center
7/14 SALEM OR Christo’s Pizzeria & Lounge
7/15 YAKIMA WA The Seasons Performance Hall
7/16 PORTLAND OR Jack London Revue
7/17 ASHLAND OR Grizzly Peak Winery
7/20 OLYMPIA WA New Traditions
7/21 PORT TOWNSEND WA Cellar Door
7/22 NORTH BEND WA Boxley’s
7/23 SEATTLE WA Royal Room

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