Matthew is a Brooklyn-based, California-born, and Tokyo-raised pianist who has extended his fingers across genres from pop to jazz. He graduated from The New School in 2012, where he studied with Reggie Workman, Danny Grissett, LeeAnn Ledgerwood, and Sam Yahel amongst others.
After graduating, Matthew contributed lessons to IROCKU, an online piano school founded by Rolling Stones pianist Chuck Leavell to teach students of all ages and experience the principles of rock piano.
In 2015 he joined five-time MAC Award winner Stacy Sullivan for a monthly residency at the Metropolitan Room, which was described by The New York Times as "an audacious, often thrilling new show" with "an excellent folk-pop trio." They took the show to London later that year for a week-long stint at the Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel.
The Barnstorm scooped him up in 2016 in their quest to become "America's Party Band," though they find themselves entertaining audiences overseas more and more. The band recently started a monthly residency at Hill Country after ten years of honing their craft at a residency at Brother Jimmy's. Together over the past two years they've played sporting events like The Kentucky Derby and Super Bowl Tailgate parties as well as celebrity weddings covered by People Magazine.
Matthew continues to play everything in between at local venues like Jazz at Lincoln Center, BAM, and Soho House. He's recorded music with fellow artists including Hillary Capps, Cameron Mitchell, and Paul Sanwald.
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