"A big heartfelt thanks to our friends JoAnne & Ed Soued, Ed Dunsavage and all the good folks at the Siskiyou Institute in Ashland, Oregon, who hosted last weekend's concert and launch party for our new duo album, GRANT & MATHENY! Darrell Grant and I have been performing at the Old Siskiyou Barn annually since 2000, and it remains one of our favorite venues anywhere.
The DMITRI MATHENY GROUP will stage a series of events in Southern California next week as part of the 87th annual Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival. Charles McNeal, Nick Manson, Ruth Davies, John Lewis and I will perform Tuesday evening 7/6 at the Redlands Bowl, and will offer several free workshops for children and families in San Bernadino County.
And next month, August 7-8, the DMG is delighted to return to Colorado's spectacular Telluride Jazz Celebration. Telluride provides a stunning natural setting in which to beat the summer heat and experience the best in live jazz. So hush, little baby, don't you cry."
Grant & Matheny may be my favorite project. Darrell Grant is simply the finest musician I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His conception is so complete that playing with him in duo is like being supported by a full symphony orchestra. And the two of us are such great friends; we really have a ball together on stage.
Our repertoire includes everything from Spirituals to Sting to Samuel Barber, allowing us the opportunity to blend the intimacy and precision of chamber music with the vitality, freedom and spontaneity of improvisation. The result is an elegant 'chamber jazz' unlike anything you've ever heard.