Dmitri Matheny & Holly Pyle
THE BRAZIL PROJECT
Bossa Nova and Beyond
Jazz artists Dmitri Matheny and Holly Pyle take you on a musical journey to Brazil with a lively program of jazz samba, bossa nova, and more!
Known for her “soulfully graceful, liquid-like voice” (Phoenix New Times), Los Angeles vocalist Holly Pyle started out as an opera major before studying jazz and psychology. Now one of the most popular vocalists in the West, Holly performs with leading jazz groups, tours with the progressive soul-pop band House of Stairs, and appears regularly as a solo a-cappella act using electronic looping to build masterful sonic creations.
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 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 twelve CDs and 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.”