Matheny Plays Mancini on May 10

New arrangements of all the classics!

LINCOLN CITY – On May 10, you and all your huckleberry friends are invited to celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary American composer Henry Mancini. Dmitry Matheny and his band will be playing new arrangements of Mancini’s classic hits like Moon River, Charade, Dreamsville, Slow Hot Wind (Lujon), Pink Panther, Days of Wine and Roses, Touch of Evil, Two For The Road, Romeo & Juliet (A Time For Us), Mr. Lucky, and Peter Gunn

The concert will begins at 7 pm Friday, May 10, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 inside the historic Delake School. Doors open at 6:30.

The concert will feature Matheny on flugelhorn along with Adam Harris (saxophones), Joe Bagg (piano), Eric Gruber (bass) and Michael Raynor (drums). Reserved seats are on sale now at the Cultural Center, 541-994-9994, Cultural Center membership discounts and complimentary tickets will apply.

“Mancini is my hero,” says bandleader Dmitri Matheny, “not just for his award-winning scores and orchestrations, but because of his unparalleled gift for songcraft. There’s nothing like a Mancini melody! Wistful, whimsical, romantic, or sinister, his songs always deliver.”

“An all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States” (All About Jazz), the Dmitri Matheny Group is beloved for their crowd-pleasing performances of lyrical originals and timeless classics. This season’s Mancini showcase promises to be one of their most popular programs yet.

Winner of NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year honors in the Seattle Earshot Golden Ear Awards, 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.”

Dmitri Matheny plays the Cultural Center May 10

About Henry Mancini

During his lifetime, Henry Mancini was nominated for a whopping 72 Grammy Awards – he won 20. He was nominated for 18 Academy Awards (winning four) and two Emmy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe.

Mancini created many iconic film scores including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Pink Panther, The Days of Wine and Roses, Hatari, Victor/Victoria and 10. He also wrote for several television films including The Thorn Birds and Shadow Box, as well as themes like Peter Gunn, Mr. Lucky, NBC Election Night Theme, Newhart, Remington Steele and Hotel. He recorded over 90 albums with styles varying from Big Band and jazz to classical and pop. Eight of them were certified gold by The Recording Industry Association of America.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 16, 1924, Mancini was introduced to music by his father and the flute at the age of eight by his father, Quinto, an avid flutist. Henry later took up piano and within a few years became interested in arranging. HIs studies at New York’s Julliard School of Music were interrupted in 1943 when he was drafted, leading to overseas service in the Air Force and the infantry. Upon his discharge he joined The Glenn Miller-Tex Beneke Orchestra and began his long career as a performer and arranger. Mancini died in 1994.

Henry Mancini

The Lincoln City Cultural Center is located at 540 NE Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367. For inquiries or ticketing, visit or call the office at 541-994-9994.