San Francisco, CAOld First Concerts June 21, 2013 - 8:00 pm
Poster: Dmitri Matheny Group | World Premiere: Sagebrush Rebellion
Old First Concerts
Old First Church
1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Tickets: $17 GA, $14 Seniors & Students
DMITRI MATHENY GROUP
Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn
Matthew Clark, piano
Ruth Davies, bass
Deszon X. Claiborne, drums
Personnel subject to change.
World Premiere: Dmitri Matheny's "Sagebrush Rebellion"
"A visionary. Matheny's flugelhorn is both hot and cool, wide of range and brilliantly imaginative." 'Phil Elwood, San Francisco Examiner
Join us for an evening of fresh, original works (including the World Premiere of Matheny's "Sagebrush Rebellion") plus familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook.
Back by popular demand, the Dmitri Matheny Group returns to Old First Concerts on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm.
"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" (SF Chronicle), touring internationally and releasing nine critically acclaimed CDs.