INHOUSE Jazz, the concert series that provides an open door to a private home, is closing for the season with a concert featuring Portland musicians, pianist Steve Christofferson and flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny, on Sunday Sept. 24.
They will share original compositions, familiar jazz and Latin classics, and favorite selections from recent and past recordings. Dmitri most recently performed on the Oregon Coast for The Lincoln Cultural Center this summer and Steve returns for the fourth year as an INHOUSE featured artist.
Pianist Steve Christofferson performs in clubs and jazz festivals around the world. He is
best known for accompanying Grammy nominated vocalist Nancy King. He toured Europe
with the Alan Jones Sextet, and performed in China with Mia Nicholson. He has worked with
Jim Pepper, Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson and many others. Steve plays piano with exemplary
depth and warmth, and creates his signature sound by doubling on melodica, which he
makes a surprisingly poignant tool for improvisation as well as for lead lines. Christofferson
lays down graceful chord structures on piano, filling in atmospheric washes or subtly funky
solos, thickening the tonal palette with the melodica's distinctive blend of innocence and
Celebrated for his warm tone, lyricism and masterful technique, flugelhornist DMITRI
MATHENY was first introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer,
attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, then the Berklee College of Music, Boston.
After private studies in New York City, Matheny became the protégé of the legendary Art
Farmer. It was Farmer who encouraged Dmitri to put away the trumpet and devote himself
exclusively to the “Big Horn.” After launching a recording career on the West Coast,
Matheny made his New York debut then began touring internationally. Throughout his
professional career as a concert and recording artist, Dmitri Matheny has also distinguished
himself as a dedicated educator, community leader and advocate for jazz and the arts.
INHOUSE Jazz, an official member of The Folk Alliance International, is an intimate house concert
series presenting quality jazz artists on Sunday afternoons 2:30 – 5:30 pm from spring to
fall on the Central Oregon Coast. Seating is limited. For reservations call 360-606- 7136 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org. Concert location and directions provided upon confirmation.
Admission is free and by donation ($15-$30 suggested). Proceeds exceeding expenses are donated locally in support of music education. For more information visit www.inhousejazz.org.