Jazz Noir

Friday, October 26th, 7 PM at Tohono Chul Park.

Inspired by espionage and underworld movie music, Dmitri Matheny’s “Crime Scenes” draws on classic film noir, B-movies, spy thrillers and crime dramas. Conceived as a series of dreamlike flashbacks, the composition’s themes are linked together through voiceover narration in the hard-boiled detective style of Raymond Chandler.

“The Tucson Jazz Society holds a very special place in my heart because they gave me a scholarship when I was in high school and encouraged me to pursue my dream of becoming a jazz musician” says Metheny.  “This will be my first appearance in the Old Pueblo in nearly a decade and I’m really looking forward to returning to perform for the hometown crowd with this amazing band.”

Celebrated 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 Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players” (SF Chronicle), touring internationally and releasing nine critically acclaimed CDs.

Matheny will share the stage with a stellar line up of musical talent, including Andrew Gross (tenor saxophone), Nick Manson (piano), Ted Sistrunk (bass), and Akira Tana (drums).

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