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Matt Savage Trio
October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Matt Savage, age 27, has had a remarkable 18-year professional career as a jazz musician,
bandleader and composer with ensembles of different size. He’s played with some of the biggest
names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis,
Bobby Watson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, John Pizzarelli,
Joshua Redman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi and Donny McCaslin among
others. He’s also opened for rock legends Neil Young and Stephen Stills, and has performed
with Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin and Al Stewart. Along the way, he’s recorded
twelve albums as leader and one as collaborator. He is a Bösendorfer piano artist.
As a composer, Matt has garnered respect and recognition. He composed and recorded the score
for a full-length documentary film, Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story. The movie,
which premiered in 2014, chronicles the life of the late jazz alto saxophonist Frank Morgan.
Additionally, Savage wrote almost all the songs on his twelve albums, several of which have
been used in short documentaries, on web sites, in school music curricula and in government
Matt Savage will be playing in trio format, with two of his fellow faculty members at Bunker Hill Community College – Jonathan Hurley on guitar and Yaman Akdogan on bass.