PORT ANGELES — Dmitri Matheny, winner of NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year, will perform at Peninsula College at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The international flugelhorn performer will play in Maier Performance Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Tickets will be available at the door only: $12 for general admission and $5 for students with ID.
An evening of jazz, blues and bossa nova will be on tap, featuring classics by Duke Ellington and Richard Rodgers; modern classics by Chris Cornell, Burt Bacharach and Herbie Hancock; and originals by Matheny himself, David Jones and the David P. Jones Quartet.
This ensemble features jazz musicians from several different groups around the North Olympic Peninsula and the Puget Sound region: Kevin MacCartney (tenor sax and flute), David Jones (piano), Ted Enderle (bass) and Terry Smith (drums).
Matheny has traveled to 19 countries and performed with such Motown and popular music acts as the Temptations, Martha Reeves, the Four Tops, Frankie Avalon and the O’Jays.
Matheny also has performed in the jazz arena with Larry Coryell, Amina Figarova, Tommy Flanagan, Wycliffe Gordon, John Handy, Billy Higgins, Red Holloway, Charles McPherson, James Moody, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, Sonny Simmons, Billy Taylor and Bobby Watson.
Jones is the head of the music program at Peninsula College and has served as director of the community college’s jazz ensemble since 2008.
He has performed with Bob Curnow, Mike Bisio, Brad Sheppik, Jazz Police, Craig Buhler and many other local jazz musicians.
Jones also is a noted jazz composer/arranger whose works have been performed by the Bob Curnow Big Band, Jazz Police, Jim Cutler Big Band, Straight No Chaser Big Band (UK) and many college jazz ensembles, including those from Indiana University (conducted by David Baker), University of Missouri-Kansas (Bobby Watson), University of Iowa (John Rapson), Rutgers University, University of Washington and Peninsula College.
For more information, contact Jones at [email protected] or 360-417-6405.