Matt's Classic ensemble highlights his one-of-a-kind instrumental virtuosity, dreamy vocal crooning style and deep musical roots in what Matt calls 'classic jazz', featuring re-imagined standards from the Great American Songbook and beyond, including his heartfelt original material.
Matt has been a featured solo artist at Carnegie Hall, accompanied by the New York Pops Orchestra under the direction of the late legendary Skip Henderson
Matt has performed as a featured soloist with some of the most respected names in jazz today, including fellow artists Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Brian Blade, Kenny Werner, Antonio Sanchez, and many more
Matt has led his groups at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Royce Hall, The Blue Note, Jazz Standard and has toured globally as a featured soloist
Matt was named the 1st place winner in the Independent Music Awards Jazz Category and was named a finalist in the world-renown Thelonious Monk International Competition
Matt is a recipent of the prestigious Vilar Global Fellowship in the Performing Arts via New York University, dubbed the "Rhodes Scholarship" of the performing arts by the New York Times
"A top-drawer trumpeter who also sings like an angel obscured by a storm cloud...invoking the ghost of Chet Baker...dreamy...gorgeously windswept..."
"...a post-millennial Chet Baker...further polishes a trumpet and vocals package."
-The New York Times
“…brilliant originality...what Miles Davis might search for if the innovative jazz trumpeter were still alive.”