Don't miss Dmitri Matheny & Friends!
The quartet will include Dmitri Matheny on flugelhorn, Ben Fajen on tenor saxophone, Ed Dunsavage on guitar and Joe Vasquez on bass!
Dmitri Matheny - Flugelhorn
“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
Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American 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 the 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, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. With over 100 recordings to his credit, Dmitri Matheny has released 11 albums as a leader. His latest is Jazz Noir, a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir movie themes and timeless classics. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”
Ben Fajen - Tenor Sax
Ben has played jazz his entire life, counting among his inspirations Joe Henderson, Dayna Stephens, Joshua Redman, Dexter Gordon, John Coletrane, and many others. Locally, Ben has enjoyed playing with many of the great Portland jazz artists. Although Ben is new on the Portland jazz scene, he has already made a big impact, most notably through the LooseWig house concert series he started in the Mt Tabor area of Portland and through his LooseWig Jazz Sextet, which was featured in the 2017 PDX Jazz Festival.
Ed Dunsavage - Guitar
Ed Dunsavage has lived in Ashland since 1990. Originally from New Jersey, he has worked as a professional guitarist for many years as well as a music educator. He also works as artistic and education director for the Siskiyou Institute, a non profit, arts and education organization based in Ashland, Oregon.
Joe Vasquez - Bass
(info on the way!)
Video from Dmitri Matheny's Recent Release
This is a potluck jazz party event. Please bring something small to share with others (snacks, nuts, wine, etc.).