Gesa Power House Theatre presents “Jazz Noir” by the Dmitri Matheny Group on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:00PM.
“Jazz Noir” puts a fresh spin on familiar TV and movie themes (film noir, spy thrillers and crime dramas), and includes new works and jazz classics. Highlights of the concert include a Noir Medley of cinematic favorites (Touch of Evil, Laura, Chinatown, Vertigo, Taxi Driver, Blues in the Night) and an original Crime Scenes suite – a dreamlike series of vignettes linked together with voice-over narrative in the hard-boiled detective style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.
Directed by Dmitri Matheny (“one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” —International Review of Music), the Dmitri Matheny Group has developed an engaging repertoire and a strong international following. The group’s signature sound pleases both crowds and critics, balancing fresh, original works with familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and selections from their 10 critically-acclaimed albums.
Dmitri Matheny will perform on the flugelhorn along with Greg Yasinitsky (saxophone), Matt Cooper (piano), Luke McKern (bass) and Mark Emerson (drums).
Dmitri Matheny has performed with the Temptations, the Four Tops, Bobby Rydell, and Frankie Avalon and the O’Jays, and he appears on more than 70 albums as composer, arranger, producer, annotator, or flugelhorn soloist.
Matheny’s ﬁlm scoring and soundtrack credits include the PBS documentary Mary, Paradox & Grace (1996), the short ﬁlm Greenhorn Creek (1997), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art production Voices & Images of California Art (1997), and the RKO Pictures feature ﬁlm Shade (2003), directed by Damian Nieman and starring Gabriel Byrne, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Grifﬁth, Thandie Newton, Sylvester Stallone and Stewart Townsend.
Reserved seating tickets ($29-$24 Adults, $18 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
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The 2017 Gesa Power House Theatre Season receives support from: