Oakland, CA57th Street Gallery February 16, 2013 - 8:30 pm
Dmitri Matheny Group
57th Street Gallery
5701 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Tickets: $15 available from 57th Street Gallery at 510-654-6974 or www.57thstreetgallery.com.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8:30 pm.
Jazz in the Gallery with the Dmitri Matheny Group. Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn, Brad Buethe guitar, Ron Belcher bass, Deszon X. Claiborne drums.
"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.
A highlight of the February 16th show will be the premiere of Matheny's composition, "Buckshot Rubaiyat." The new work is dedicated to the late Bruno Mooshei, legendary proprietor of the Persian Aub Zam Zam in San Francisco.
"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."
Floyd Pellom's 57th Street Gallery showcases exclusive works of fine art with a focus on musical themes, and hosts this popular Saturday evening concert series featuring top regional and national talent.