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Dmitri Matheny / Bio

Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician DMITRI MATHENY has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione" [San Jose Mercury News].

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" [San Francisco Chronicle], a leading figure on the international jazz scene and one of the most prolific musicians of his generation.

He attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, then the Berklee College of Music, Boston, graduating magna cum laude in 1989.

Dmitri Matheny has toured extensively as a soloist and bandleader throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

He has traveled to 19 countries and has performed with the Temptations, Martha Reeves, Fabian, the Four Tops, Bobby Vinton, Sandy Patty, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, the O'Jays, Larry Coryell, Nathan Davis, Amina Figarova, Tommy Flanagan, Darrell Grant, Larry Grenadier, John Handy, Billy Higgins, Red Holloway, Denise Jannah, James Moody, Jean Louis Rassinfosse, Margo Reed, Tony Reedus, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, Dennis Rowland, the Rosenberg Trio, Bud Shank, Sonny Simmons, Mary Stallings, Billy Taylor, Bobby Watson and Paula West.

Matheny's discography lists over 50 compact discs on which he appears as a composer, arranger, producer, annotator or flugelhorn soloist. He has released eight critically-acclaimed albums as a leader: Red Reflections [1995], Penumbra [1996], Starlight Cafe [1998], Santa's Got a Brand New Bag [2000], Nocturne [2005], The SnowCat [2006], Spiritu Sancto [2007], Best of Dmitri Matheny [2008] and Grant & Matheny [2010].

General Info

Band Members
DMITRI MATHENY GROUP: Charles McNeal, Nick Manson, Ruth Davies, John Lewis
Artist Name
Dmitri Matheny
Home Page
Active Since
Jazz / West Coast / Classic

Contact Info

San Francisco CA and Phoenix, AZ