‘6:30 Thursdays’ begins this week with jazz musician

UW-Green Bay Music opens its fall schedule this Thursday (Oct. 1) with “Melodic Mastery,” a concert featuring the San Francisco-based jazz flugelhornist, composer and recording artist Dimitri Matheny. His performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall is part of the “6:30 Thursdays” series in which composers, performers and arrangers perform their work, offer commentary and lead discussion about diverse musical styles and the fact there are often multiple, varied ways to approach any given piece of music. A student of jazz legend Art Farmer, Matheny advocates a lyrical, melodic approach to jazz, and the idea that “your solo is an opportunity to express something entirely new and profoundly personal.” He’ll be backed by a three-piece combo.