Renowned for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music).
Voted “Northwest Instrumentalist of the Year” in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Awards, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny will celebrate the life and music of Burt Bacharach with an appearance Saturday (Aug. 17), 8 p.m., at the KTAOS Solar Center, 9 State Road 150, north of El Prado.
Popular music wouldn’t be the same without the masterful songwriting of 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, a press release states.
Renowned for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, 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, 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 11 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, who appears annually at KTAOS as part of his national tour, will showcase Bacharach’s most beloved songs in collaboration with some of the finest New Mexico jazz artists: pianist Bert Dalton, bassist Colin Double and drummer John Trentacosta.
Tickets are $12. This is an all-ages show. They are available online from ktaos.com/blog or by calling (575) 758-5826.
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