In 2017, Matt earned a bachelors of music in trumpet performance from the University of New Hampshire. During his time at UNH, he had the opportunity to study classical trumpet under Dr. Robert Stibler. Since graduating from school, Matt maintains an active performing schedule throughout New England as a freelance trumpet player.
His main working projects include Groove Alliance, a nine-piece wedding band, Introduction – The Chicago Experience, tribute to Chicago the band, and many others.
As a trumpeter, Matt has had the honor of sharing the stage with many incredible musicians including Trent Austin, Eguie Castrillo, John Clayton, Donny McCaslin, Chris Potter, Danny Seraphine, Bob Shepherd, Bobby Shew, Terell Stafford, and Bobby Watson.
Birthday – April 19
Schools Attended – Westborough High School & University of New Hampshire
Instruments You Teach – Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone
Beginning to Play Music – My first experience playing music was studying the piano with my Mom who also studied music in college.
Notable Performances – Montreux Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival
Favorite Music to Listen to – Jazz, Classical, R&B, Rap, Soul, and Funk
Other hobbies/interests – Sports! I love the Red Sox, New Jersey Devils, Patriots, and Celtics. I also enjoy playing baseball, and soccer when I have the opportunity.
Where you were born/grew up – Ringwood, New Jersey
Practice Tips – Practice as if you were performing for an audience. Hold yourself to the same standards you would if you were performing in front of hundreds of people!
Trumpet Heros – Roy Hargrove, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Clifford Brown