Dmitri Matheny Group | Jazz Noir
Thursday, December 06, 2012
There is no cover charge for entertainment. Table reservations may be made online at www.vitosseattle.com, via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 206-397-4053.
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Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn
David Valdez, alto saxophone
Bill Anschell, piano
Chris Higgins, bass
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 Thursday, December 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 pm, when the Dmitri Matheny Group appears at Vito's in Seattle.
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.
Opened in 1953, Vito's is an iconic restaurant and lounge with a history rich in cocktail culture, organized crime and east coast, family style Italian food.
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.