Blue Note Napa presents flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny and his quartet in an evening of music from Jazz Noir on Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Winner of “Northwest Instrumentalist of the Year” honors in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards, American flugelhornist Matheny will lead an ensemble to showcase selections from his latest album, Jazz Noir.

Jazz Noir offers a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir and timeless classics.

Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” by the International Review of Music. An honors graduate of Berklee College of Music, he vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer.

Since then, he has garnered an international following, releasing 11 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.”

Sharing the stage with Matheny are Ed Dunsavage on guitar, Ron Belcher, bass, and Leon Joyce Jr. on drums.

Admission is $25, $15 and $10. For tickets and information, call 707-232-5981 or visit bluenotenapa.com. Blue Note Napa is at 1030 Main St., Napa.

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