Having recently graduated Humber College, Matt is becoming an established musician in the Toronto jazz scene. His time at Humber was spent perfecting his craft and studying with many of Canada’s finest guitar players and musicians such as Kim Ratcliffe, Ted Quinlan, Lucian Gray, and Jocelyn Gould.
Matt is a hard working freelance musician and plays shows all over the city at venues like The Rex and Alchemy as well as doing work for private events and weddings. During the pandemic In the future, Matt is hoping to premiere his original music, plan a cross Canada tour and release an album.
Get to know Matt…Beyond the Bio!
Hobbies: Biking, Movies, Literature
Musical Influences: Lester Young, Wes Montgomery, Oscar Peterson
Favourite Food: Ramen
Favourite Music: Jazz or Indie Rock
Favourite Song: Pennies From Heaven
Favourite Movie: Fantastic Mr Fox
Favourite movie music: Scott Pilgrim VS The World Soundtrack
Favourite musical theatre: Hairspray
Best Quote From a Teacher: “Does it sound like Ella Fitzgerald?”
Favourite Book: Infinite Jest
Best thing about teaching at ABC: Seeing students realize how far they’ve come and how much they’ve improved