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NEWS: FESTIVAL

Lineup Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 17th Edition June 22-30: Nine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events

Lineup Announced For Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 17th Edition June 22-30: Nine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the complete lineup for the festival’s 17th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 22 to June 30 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 300-plus shows at 20 venues. The 2018 Festival is presented in three series — ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Dmitri Matheny: Flugelhorn Evangelist

Read "Dmitri Matheny: Flugelhorn Evangelist" reviewed by David Becker

The flugelhorn can be a difficult mistress. Players may find themselves endlessly explaining the differences between their axe and the trumpet, why their instrument seldom sounds like Miles Davis in a bad mood and why most horn players treat it as a specialty tool. But when someone with the authority of bebop legend and flugelhorn champion ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dmitri Matheny Returns With New CD Sagebrush Rebellion

Dmitri Matheny Returns With New CD Sagebrush Rebellion

“Dmitri Matheny is a jazz treasure. The lyrical Matheny has impressive chops, but it’s his warmth and soulfulness that win you over.” —All Music Guide On August 9, 2014, jazz musician Dmitri Matheny will release Sagebrush Rebellion, a bold and breezy new album that showcases the flugelhornist at his melodic, lyrical best. Together with the formidable west coast rhythm team of pianist Nick ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Dmitri Matheny

Read "Take Five With Dmitri Matheny" reviewed by Dmitri Matheny

Meet Dmitri Matheny: Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione" (San Jose Mercury News). An honors graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Berklee College of Music, Matheny was first introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Vocalist Vicki Burns Featured at Zeb's in New York August 18th 2010

Jazz Vocalist Vicki Burns Featured at Zeb's in New York August 18th 2010

Jazz singer Vicki Burns will be featured at Zeb's Jazz Vocalist series on August 18th in New York City. Leonard Thompson will be the featured pianist, with Saul Rubin on guitar, Ben Meigners on bass and Will Farrell on drums. Music from from Siren Song Burns' first recording as well as selections from her most recent CD, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dmitri Matheny: Starlight Cafe

Read "Starlight Cafe" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Already tabbed a “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" in the 1998 Down Beat Critics' Poll, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny seems on the verge of establishing himself as a major new jazz star. His third release on San Francisco's Monarch label may just put him over the top.

Conceived as a “collection of nocturnes," Starlight Cafe is a quiet, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dmitri Matheny: Statlight Cafe

Read "Statlight Cafe" reviewed by Jim Santella

Recorded live at La Note Café and Restaurant Provencal in Berkeley, California earlier this year, Dmitri Matheny’s third album offers ballad material suitable for framing and displaying in the living room where you’ll be able to revisit it every day when you come home from a hard day’s work. The trio’s members form a cohesive seamless ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dmitri Matheny: Penumbra (The Moon Sessions)

Read "Penumbra (The Moon Sessions)" reviewed by Jim Santella



Dmitri Matheny and Dave Ellis are tight. Their flugelhorn and tenor saxophone complement each other well, providing harmony, added color, and tonal variety. With a theme album that refers to the majestic beauty of the moon's presence in the sky that we all experience -- a common bond around the world -- the ...