Voted “NW Instrumentalist of the Year” in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Awards, west coast flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny returns to the midwest September 30-October 6 for a series of college workshops and public performances in Michigan and Ohio.

Renowned for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). An honors graduate of Berklee College of Music Boston, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered a loyal international following, releasing eleven critically acclaimed CDs and touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.” 

Originally from San Francisco and now residing in Washington State, Matheny presents over 200 concerts and workshops on tour each year. His Fall 2019 midwest series includes:

Sep 30 HILLSDALE MI workshops and master classes at Hillsdale College
Oct 1 LANSING MI performance with the Jeff Shoup Trio at Moriarty’s Pub
Oct 2-3 HOLLAND MI workshops and performance at Hope College
Oct 3 KALAMAZOO MI performance with Western Michigan University faculty at The Union Cabaret
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Oct 4 DETROIT MI performance with the Dmitri Matheny Group at Cliff Bell’s

Oct 6 CLEVELAND OH performance with Tom Knific Quartet featuring Jamey Haddad at Night Town

Flugelhornist Matheny will collaborate with some of the finest jazz artists in the region, including saxophonist Jordan VanHemert, pianists Lisa Sung, Matthew Fries and Gene Knific, guitarist Nathan Borton, bassists Tom Knific, Thomas Lockwood and Javier Arguelo, drummers Sean Dobbins, Jeff Shoup and Ethan Bouwsma, and master percussionist Jamey Haddad.

Admission varies; please contact individual venues for details.

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