Dmitri Matheny Group | Jazz Under the Stars
Friday, October 26, 2012
$25 non-members ($30 day of show), $20 TJS & TCP members and military with ID (limit 2), $15 students (1 per student with ID) available online from the Tucson Jazz Society at www.tucsonjazz.org.
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Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn
Andrew Gross, tenor saxophone
Nick Manson, piano
Ted Sistrunk, bass
Akira Tana, drums
Personnel subject to change.
"A visionary. Matheny's flugelhorn is both hot and cool, wide of range and brilliantly imaginative."
~Phil Elwood, San Francisco Examiner
Renowned flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny leads an all-star expedition into the heart of Jazz Noir on Friday, October 26, at 7:00 pm, when the Tucson Jazz Society presents the Dmitri Matheny Group at Tucson's Tohono Chul Park.
Matheny's popular Jazz Noir program offers a fresh spin on familiar themes from film noir, spy thrillers and underworld crime dramas, plus a selection of new works, jazz classics and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook.
"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."
Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as "the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione" (San Jose Mercury News). Matheny is an honors graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and the Berklee College of Music, Boston. First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into "one of the jazz world's most talented horn players" (SF Chronicle), touring internationally and releasing nine critically acclaimed CDs.
Named "one of the world's great botanical gardens" by Travel & Leisure, Tohono Chul Park is a desert oasis where nature, art and culture connect.
Jazz Under the Stars series at Tohono Chul Park presented by the Tucson Jazz Society. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Tickets $25 non-members ($30 at the door), $20 TJS & TCP members and military with ID (limit 2), $15 students (1 per student with ID) available after Labor Day from the Tucson Jazz Society at www.tucsonjazz.org.
The Dmitri Matheny Group's popular Jazz Noir program offers a fresh spin on familiar themes from film noir, spy thrillers and underworld crime dramas, plus a selection of new works, jazz classics and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook.