Matthew is a guitarist, composer, and instructor currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Matt has been a full time musician since 1999. He is equally at home playing jazz, classical guitar, or creating sound-scapes with an indie rock band.
Matt has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as a one time member of the band Why? (Anticon Records) with whom he toured and recorded with from 2003-2007. His contributions can be heard on the album Elephant Eyelash, as well as the Sanddollars, Rubber Traits, and Dumb Hummer/ Pick Fights EPs.
Out of high school, Matt entered Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music in 1993, but transferred to the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. There he earned a B.M. in Jazz Performance. Since graduation, Matt has lived and worked as a musician in New York City, the Bay area, Seattle and now back in his native Cincinnati.
Always looking to improve, Matt has also studied classical guitar with the head of UW's guitar department, Michael Partington. Currently he is working on recording his own compositions as well as collaborating on a book of complete Jimmy Giuffre 3 transcriptions with founding member, jazz master guitarist, Jim Hall. Matthew plays regularly in a variety of settings, while also teaching a steady roster of guitar lessons.