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Matt has released thirteen albums as a leader & appeared on more than 400 others as a sideman.
He has played with an impressive array of some of the most legendary names in jazz, including Wynton Marsalis, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, John Scofield, Joanne Brackeen and Herbie Hancock.
He was named 2018 Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.
That recording and his previous, “Beginning of a Memory,” accomplished the rare feat of an artist receiving consecutive 5-star (masterpiece) reviews from DownBeat Magazine.
Matt’s commitment to jazz goes far beyond his estimable skills as a drummer & bandleader.
Also a renowned educator, he is on a tireless mission to foster a lively and deep connection between music and people, whether they be playing or listening to it.
He is extremely passionate about bringing jazz to new audiences and inspiring students to be as individualistic & imaginative as possible.