PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles will join 99 other cities in hosting Dmitri Matheny this weekend.
Jazz flugelhornist Matheny and the David Jones Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Maier Performance Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The appearance, part of Matheny’s 100-city tour of the United States, will showcase music by David P. Jones, Stevie Wonder, Cole Porter, Jimmy Van Heusen, Gerry Mulligan, Hank Mobley and Matheny himself — including selections from his latest album “Jazz Noir.”
The quartet features Kevin MacCartney on tenor saxophone and flute, Ted Enderle on bass, Terry Smith on drums and David Jones on piano.
Tickets are $12 for general admission or $5 for students with valid ID.
“Jazz Noir” — released in February — offers “a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir and timeless classics,” Matheny has said, and includes movie themes from “Touch of Evil,” “Laura,” “Chinatown,” “The Long Goodbye” and “Stormy Weather,” along with modern standards “Estate” and “Caravan.”
It also includes two original songs — “Film Noir,” from a poem by Dana Gioia, and “Crime Scenes,” a San Francisco inspired jazz suite with voiceover narration in the hardboiled style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Matheny said.
This is Matheny’s 11th album as a leader, he said.
Matheny, 50, of Centralia has said he was attracted to his father’s collection of jazz and classical LP records as a boy and began piano lessons at age 5. He switched to the trumpet at age 9 and took up the flugelhorn at 18.
Matheny attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, then the Berklee College of Music, Boston — graduating magna cum laude in 1989.
After private studies with Carmine Caruso in New York City, Matheny became the protégé of the late Art Farmer, a well-known bebop jazz artist who specialized on trumpet and flugelhorn, Matheny said.
For more information, call 360-417-6405 or send an email to [email protected] matheny.com.