WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW
The Burt Bacharach Songbook
Dmitri Matheny Group
Gene Knific piano
Tom Knific bass
Sean Dobbins drums
Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn
Voted “NW Instrumentalist of the Year” in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Awards, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny and his all-star band will showcase the life and music of the legendary Burt Bacharach.
Popular music wouldn’t be the same without the masterful songwriting of Burt Bacharach. Bacharach’s passionate melodies delivered hit after hit, including “Close to You,” “What the World Needs Now” “Alfie,” and many, many more.
Renowned for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “a visionary” (San Francisco Examiner) and “a jazz treasure” (All Music Guide). An honors graduate of Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered a loyal international following, releasing eleven critically acclaimed CDs, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”