Dmitri Matheny and Darrell Grant

Portland Metro Arts – Sunday, August 19 – 6:50 p.m.
Dmitri Matheny

Dmitri Matheny and Darrell Grant

Sunday, August 19, doors open: 1:00 p.m., event begins: 6:50 p.m.
Tickets: https://www.tickettomato.com/event/5576

Longtime duo partners Dmitri Matheny and Darrell Grant lead an all-star quartet in a performance of new chamber jazz works.

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, Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. With over one hundred recordings to Matheny’s credit, his latest is Jazz Noir, a fresh spin on film noir movie themes. In 2017, Matheny received NW Instrumentalist of the Year honors in the Seattle Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards. The San Francisco Chronicle has called Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”

Since the 1994 release of his debut album Black Art, selected one of the year’s top ten jazz CDs by the New York Times, Darrell Grant has built an international reputation as a pianist, composer, and educator who channels the power of music to make change. Grant’s compositions include “Step by Step: The Ruby Bridges Suite,” honoring civil rights icon Ruby Bridges, and “The Territory,” which explores the connection to place through Oregon’s landscape and history. In 2017, Grant received a Northwest Regional Emmy. Grant is a professor of music at Portland State University, where he directs the Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute.

Lineup: Dmitri Matheny, trumpet, Darrell Grant, piano; Eric Gruber, bass; Michael Raynor, drums

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Limited Reserved and VIP tickets available: https://www.tickettomato.com/event/5576

Dmitri Matheny – trumpet
Darrell Grant – piano
Eric Gruber – bass
Michael Raynor – drums