Dmitri Matheny Jazz Noir Concert – Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 16, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum


Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love. We show our love with giant red balloons, gobs of flowers, chocolates and oddly shaped stuffed animals. This can get a little old, and honestly, probably a little boring. This year, do something different.

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum invites you to a dark Valentine celebration with jazz musician Dmitri Matheny on Friday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American flugelhornist DMITRI MATHENY has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). An honors graduate of the 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 critical acclaim and a loyal international following, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. With over 100 recordings to his credit, Dmitri Matheny has released 11 albums as a leader. His latest is Jazz Noir, a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir movie themes and timeless classics.  The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”

Matheny will be promoting the release of his 11th album – Jazz Noir. “With the help of a tremendous cast and a repertoire refined over two decades, JAZZ NOIR proves sinister beauty for fans of rainy city nights and old school noir.” – Earshot Jazz

Selections include classic movie themes from Touch of Evil, Laura, Chinatown, Vertigo, Taxi Driver, Blues In The Night, Twin Peaks, Toute Une Vie, High Wall, The Long Goodbye and Stormy Weather, modern standards Estate, Caravan, Here’s Looking At You and Golden Lady, and two originals: Film Noir (from a poem by Dan Gioia) and Crime Scenes, a San Francisco-inspired jazz suite with voiceover narration in the hardboiled style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

“Dmitri Matheny is a jazz treasure. The lyrical Matheny has impressive chops, but it’s his warmth and soulfulness that win you over.” – All Music Guide

Tickets to the concert are $15 each and include complimentary refreshments. Tickets can be purchased over the phone (503-436-9301), at the Museum, or through the online gift shop. The door will open at 6:30 p.m. with ample time to tour the museum and grab a glass of bubbly and hors d’ouevres. The museum will be celebrating a special something for that special someone, and it’s okay if that’s you.

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum has teamed up with Cannon Beach Soap Company to create a special Black Valentine Gift basket. The basket will contain a bar of their activated charcoal soap, bath scrub, salts, and a black bath bomb. The basket will also include a bottle of wine, and even two wine glasses from the Ocean Lodge. Not to mention a tasty box of chocolates from Schwietert’s Cones and Candy. You may purchase raffle tickets at the concert for $5. Must be 21 and over to win. You must be present to win.