Old First Concerts
FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013 AT 8:00PM

Dmitri Matheny Group
Sagebrush Rebellion
 
Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn; Matthew Clark, piano; Ruth Davies, bass; Deszon X. Claiborne, drums
 
The Dmitri Matheny Group presents an evening of fresh, original works—including the World Premiere of Matheny's Sagebrush Rebellion—familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook.

"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." (All About Jazz). Directed by musician/composer Dmitri Matheny ("the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione" –San Jose Mercury News), the DMG has developed an engaging repertoire and a strong international following. The group's signature sound pleases both crowds and critics, balancing fresh, original works with familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool 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." Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri 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" (San Francisco Chronicle), touring internationally and releasing nine critically acclaimed CDs.

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