Dmitri Matheny Group @ The Jazzschool

Saturday, June 08, 2013

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Tickets: $25 ($5 Jazzschool students) 

8:00 PM
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The Jazzschool
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Dmitri Matheny Group | Jazz Noir

The JazzSchool
2087 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 
United States
Tickets: $25 ($5 Jazzschool students) 


Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn
Dave Ellis, tenor and soprano saxophones
Matthew Clark, piano
Ruth Davies, bass
Deszon X. Claiborne, drums

Personnel subject to change.

Renowned flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny leads an all-star expedition into the heart of Jazz Noir on Saturday, June 8 when the Dmitri Matheny Group returns to the Jazzschool in Berkeley.

The Dmitri Matheny Group's popular JAZZ NOIR project continues, offering a fresh spin on familiar themes from TV and movies (film noir, spy thrillers and crime dramas), plus a selection of new works, jazz classics and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook. Concert highlights include a "Noir Medley" of 6 favorite movie themes and Matheny's original "Crime Scenes" suite, a dreamlike series of vignettes linked together with voiceover narrative in the hardboiled detective style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

"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.

Founded in 1997, The Jazzschool is an innovative music school dedicated to the study and performance of America's indigenous art form ' jazz, and related styles of music from around the world. Located in the historic Kress Building on the northwest corner of Shattuck Avenue and Addison street, The Jazzschool is conveniently situated in the heart of the Downtown Berkeley Arts District.

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