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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW
December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm MST
Voted “NW Instrumentalist of the Year” in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Awards, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny will celebrate Burt Bacharach’s 90th Year with two Arizona shows: Saturday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. at The Nash Phoenix, and Sunday, December 9, 7:00 pm at Brother John’s BBQ Tucson.
“Dmitri Matheny is a jazz treasure.The lyrical Matheny has impressive chops, but it’s his warmth and soulfulness that win you over.” —All Music Guide
Popular music wouldn’t be the same without the masterful songwriting of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Bacharach’s passionate melodies and David’s heartfelt lyrics delivered hit after hit, including “Close to You,” “What the World Needs Now” “Alfie,” and many, many more.
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, 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, 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.”
Matheny will showcase Bacharach’s most beloved songs in collaboration with some of Arizona’s finest jazz artists.The Phoenix program (12/8) features vocalist Holly Pyle, pianist Beth Lederman, bassist T-Bone Sistrunk and drummer Caleb Michel. In Tucson (12/9) Matheny will appear with the quartet of drummer Pete Swan, saxophonist Brice Winston, pianist Angelo Versace and bassist Scott Black.
For reservations in Phoenix show call 602-795-0464, in Tucson call 520-990-0439. For more information visit the artist’s website at www.dmitrimatheny.com.