Voted “Northwest Instrumentalist of the Year” in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Awards, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny leads an all-star band featuring Phoenix vocalist Holly Pyle in a celebration of Burt Bacharach’s 90th Year.
Popular music wouldn’t be the same without the beloved songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Bacharach’s passionate melodies and David’s heartfelt lyrics delivered hit after hit, including “Close to You,” “What the World Needs Now”, “Alfie,” and many, more.
Celebrated for her “soulfully graceful, liquid-like voice” (Phoenix New Times), Holly Pyle started out as an opera major before studying jazz and psychology at Northern Arizona University. Now one of the most popular vocalists in the Valley of the Sun, Holly performs with leading jazz groups and appears regularly as a solo a-cappella act using electronic looping to build masterful sonic creations.
Flugelhorn master Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). 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 critical acclaim and a loyal international following, releasing eleven CDs and touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Holly Pyle - vocal, Beth Lederman - piano, Ted Sistrunk - bass, Caleb Michel - drums, Dmitri Matheny - flugelhorn.