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The Gamer achieves a level of satisfaction in the virtual world which the real world does not provide. He plays compulsively, isolating himself from family and friends, focusing entirely on in-game challenges. Eschewing the life events that seem important to others, he gradually gains mastery of his game, ultimately winning a singular, solitary sense of accomplishment.


This Thursday, March 17th, the Dmitri Matheny Group will premiere my latest work, The Caliche Code, at
Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Caliche Code
is an extended form composition that tells the story, through music, of a mythical pilgrim's search for identity and community in a desert land.

The piece spotlights pianist Nick Manson as featured soloist, with Paul Anderson on tenor saxophone, Ted Sistrunk on bass, John Lewis on drums and yours truly on flugelhorn.

We hope you can join us for this exciting journey into new jazz territory.