Practice Art Farmer improv method religiously. Finish writing Jazz Noir material for 2016 recording. Create and learn fresh DMG sets: 11 tunes, 2 original. Pay health insurance first every month, no matter what. Walk or swim daily. Lose 5 pounds monthly, 60 by year-end. Increase number of workshops nationally from 54 to 100. Increase touring income by 20% while playing 20 fewer shows. Bump per gig average by 5% and increase total net income by 27%. Eschew cynicism, laugh often and see the best in people. When the time is right, get a dog!
Arizona friends, join us for the AZ premiere of THE SNOWCAT, a special family show with matinée performances Saturday, December 6 at ASU Kerr Cultural Center Scottsdale and Saturday, December 13 at Chandler Center for the Arts.
“In this spellbinding performance,” raves Town & Country, “Dmitri Matheny and his band weave a magical, musical tale of a little girl searching for her missing white cat on a chilly afternoon. The SnowCat reveals the spirit of sharing and gratitude that makes the holiday season such a wonderful time of year.”
Created especially for children and family audiences, The SnowCat combines storytelling, singing, visual art and live music in a variety of styles, including jazz, blues, jump swing, funk, calypso, samba, tango and R&B. Don't miss it!
In San Juan Capistrano tonight prepping for this week's Golden State Flugelfest
Mon 11/3 @ 12 PM Saddleback College Mission Viejo Wed 11/5 @ 8 AM Aragon High School San Mateo Wed 11/5 @ 1 PM Sonoma State University Rohnert Park Wed 11/5 @ 7 PM Gunn High School Palo Alto Thu 11/6 @ 3 PM Westmont High School Campbell Sat 11/8 @ 9 PM Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill Bel Air
Join us on August 9 at the Sound Room Oakland for an all-star jazz party celebrating the international release of SAGEBRUSH REBELLION, the new album by Dmitri Matheny! More information about this and other CD release celebrations throughout the USA available here.
I'm delighted to announce that my new album Sagebrush Rebellion is now available for pre-order at www.DmitriMatheny.com.
The album will be officially released August 9 to iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, radio and retail on the BluePort Jazz/Papillon Recordings label. We're staging CD Release Celebration shows in key markets around the country this fall.
In the meantime, for my friends and fans who pre-order now: you'll immediately receive an advance digital download of all tracks, plus free shipping throughout the continental US as soon as the CD arrives from the factory.
The CD features a terrific west coast rhythm section—Nick Manson, Justin Grinnell and Duncan Moore—and a great mix of music, including some new originals, classics by Johnny Burke and Duke Ellington, and favorite songs by Charlie Haden, Steve Swallow and Nat Adderley.
Jim Merod, a close friend of my mentor Art Farmer and the director of BluePort Jazz, says, "This is one of my favorite recordings...I hope listeners enjoy the depth and delicacy of these songs crafted with Dmitri’s flugelhorn mastery."
I can't wait to hear what you think of our album. Check it out here.