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Arizona Daily Star
October 25, 2012
Jazz Noir Inspired By Crime Shows
By Chuck Graham

Known for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, flugelhorn artist Dmitri Matheny will go searching for poignant moments of jazz noir...more

Explorer News
October 25, 2012
Dmitri Matheny at Tohono Chul Park

Inspired by espionage and underworld movie music, Dmitri Matheny’s “Crime Scenes”...more

Tucson Weekly
October 24, 2012
Sax Under A Streetlight: Crime Scenes | Jazz Noir With Dmitri Matheny
By Mariana Dale

As a teenager living in Tucson in the late 1970s, it was hard to nurture dreams...more


Today I was able to re-connect with several clients and friends, learn Art Farmer's solo on "The Squirrel," check out Donny McCaslin's set @jazzbaltica, study a new twist on a favorite business practice, admire some beautiful photos, peruse the amazing reading list of @Art_Garfunkel, listen to a cool BBC interview with @Jimmy Cobb, read @JasonDCrane's latest poem, and watch a classic Star Trek episode -- all without leaving my solitary bunker in the lonesome desert. Thanks, Internet!


On This Day

August 1, 1997
United Press International
Dmitri Matheny Looks Up for Inspiration
By Ken Franckling

The art of playing ballads seemed lost for a time...[more]

August 1, 1997
Dmitri Matheny's Penumbra: The Moon Sessions
By Stuart Kremsky

Dmitri Matheny concentrates on the moody...[more]

August 1, 1999
Albuquerque Journal
Flugelhorn Player Focuses on Melody
By David Steinberg

Flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny insists...[more]

August 1, 1999
Albuquerque Tribune
Matheny's Hard Work Produces Silky Jazz
By Tracy Mobley-Martinez

First, put aside your guilt...[more]

August 1, 2001
Grant & Matheny @ North Beach Jazz Festival
Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, North Beach
San Francisco, California

Photo by Scott Chernis

August 1, 2005
Dmitri Matheny Group @ Invisible Theatre's
Sizzling Summer Sounds at the Arizona Inn
Tucson, Arizona


“They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars—on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.”
—Robert Frost

"I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors
most of the day and fool around at night.
That's what the desert animals do.
They don't have a tan either."
—Captain Beefheart

"There is nothing in the desert,
and no man needs nothing."
—Prince Feisal