Dmitri Matheny Group at Kuumbwa Jazz
Thursday, August 21, 2014
By Cat Johnson

No matter how many times I hear the word "flugelhorn," it still makes me smile.

I know, it's juvenile, but it just sounds like a character out of a Dr. Seuss book. But the instrument, which resembles the trumpet, has been played by some of the best-known jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Lee Morgan.

Dmitri Matheny, who's been praised as the first breakout flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione, has a reputation for intriguing compositions and an engaging melodic style.

On Thursday, the award-winning Matheny, who has called the Bay Area home since 1989, celebrates the release of his 10th album, Sagebrush Rebellion.

7 pm Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz
$18 advance, $23 door. 427-2227