( Doors: 7:00 pm ) SHOW: 8:00 pm PDT
Dmitri Matheny Group
MATHENY PLAYS MANCINI
The Henry Mancini Centennial Celebration
The Dmitri Matheny Group honors Henry Mancini’s 100th birthday with new arrangements of his classic hits Charade, Days of Wine and Roses, Dreamsville, Moon River, Mr. Lucky, Peter Gunn, Pink Panther, Romeo and Juliet, Royal Blue, Slow Hot Wind, Two For The Road, and more!
“Mancini is my hero,” says bandleader Dmitri Matheny, “not just for his award-winning scores and orchestrations, but because of his unparalleled gift for songcraft. There’s nothing like a Mancini melody! Wistful, whimsical, romantic, or sinister, his songs always deliver.”
“An all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States” (All About Jazz), the Dmitri Matheny Group is beloved for their crowd-pleasing performances of lyrical originals and timeless classics. This season’s Mancini showcase promises to be one of their most popular programs yet.
Winner of NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year honors in the Seattle Earshot Golden Ear Awards, flugelhornist 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, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, releasing twelve 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.”