Visiting artist brings jazz, business to music students
Oct. 19, 2018 LA GRANDE, Ore. – Jazz flugelhorn musician Dmitri Matheny brings his expertise and artistry to Eastern Oregon University music students on Oct. 25. He will present a workshop on the business of music in the digital age at 12 p.m. in Loso Hall, room 123. Later that afternoon, he’ll work with EOU’s 45th Parallel Ensemble in Groth Recital Hall. He also help students practice improvisation during one-on-one sessions.
Thursday evening, Matheny will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. at Ten Depot Street alongside EOU music professors Matt Cooper (piano) and Luke McKern (bass), as well as drummer Mark Emerson.
Matheny was named Instrumentalist of the Year in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Golden Ear awards, and has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). He is an honors graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and the Berklee College of Music, Boston. First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players” (SF Chronicle). He tours internationally, performing with many of the leading names in jazz, and has released 11 critically acclaimed CDs. He has served as Director of Education for SFJAZZ (the largest nonprofit jazz presenter on the West Coast), Assistant Education Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Colony, and Artist-In-Residence for the San Francisco Symphony Education Department, the Siskiyou Music Project of Ashland Oregon, and the Young Musicians Program of UC-Berkeley. He presents over 100 concerts and workshops on tour each year.
Matheny’s visit to EOU is funded by student Visiting Artist fees. Contact Matt Cooper at 541-962.3559 for additional information about Matheny’s residency at EOU.