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August 5, 2021 55 min
MATT VON RODERICK Imagine a singular, one-of-a-kind trumpet virtuosity paired with a dreamy vocal crooning style, deep jazz roots and modern soundscapes, and you’re just beginning to conjure internationally acclaimed, award-winning Los Angeles-based jazz artist MATT VON RODERICK. Inhabiting a joyously uncategorizable and rarified air of adventurous, innovative instrumentalist and classic, heartfelt crooner, Matt has been hailed as “a post-millennial Chet Baker” by the New York Times, and has performed with some of the most respected names in music today, including Brad Mehldau, Mike Posner, Chris Potter, Nneena Freelon, Dionne Warwick, The SNL Band and Antonio Sanchez. As a soloist, Matt’s poignant sound heals, activates and inspires, and has been a featured at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and The Bonaroo Arts Festival, as well as events with best-selling author/spiritual activist Marianne Williamson. Matt has appeared on Saturday Night Live and The Ellen Show, and was named the 1st place winner of The Independent Music Awards Jazz Category as judged by progressive Rock icon Lou Reed. Matt was also a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and a recipient of the Vilar Global Fellowship in the Performing Arts, dubbed the "Rhodes Scholarship" of the performing arts by The New York Times. Matt often combines his atmospheric tone with a dash of loops, electronic textures and spoken word to create what the International Trumpet Guild calls “exquisite”. JazzTimes Magazine calls Matt "a top-drawer trumpeter who also sings like an angel obscured by a storm cloud", while Exclusive Magazine calls Matt’s sound "musical greatness" and Downbeat Magazine describes his musical approach as “Zen-like…” Matt genuinely loves his audiences -- it is his greatest joy to bring you joy. Visit Matt's website for more information. Follow Matt on Instagram @vonrockstar
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