Dmitri Matheny Group Featuring Renee PatrickCelebrated 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 the legendary 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.
Born in Philadelphia, and a longtime resident of Arizona's Valley of the Sun, vocalist RENEE PATRICK is a shockingly honest and emotionally charged artist. Music is a way of life for Renee's family. Her father was a member of the world renowned Ink Spots, inducted into the Doo Wop Hall of Fame in 1997. Her mother recorded for Motown alongside such greats as Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. Singing a variety of genres from classic jazz, to soul, rhythm & blues, and standards, Renee will enchant you with her powerful voice and passionate delivery. "Sultry...playful...a touch of gospel. With a beaming stage presence and versatile vocals," writes the Arizona Republic, "Patrick quickly became popular with audiences around the Valley."
"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, imagnative 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 the Great American Songbook.