Born: February 6, 1972
Matt Treder is an Oregon-based jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and producer. He arranged, performed on and co- produced Halie Loren's They Oughta Write a Song, winner of the JPF 2009 Vocal Jazz Album of the Year award, and her latest album Heart First, winner of Japanese magazine Jazz Critique's top prize for best vocal jazz album in Jazz Audio Disc Awards 2011.
At home in almost any musical milieu, Treder has toured in country bands, composed music for video games, collaborated with Dove and Grammy award-winning producer Christopher Stevens, and performed regularly with Satin Love Orchestra, the Deb Cleveland Band (voted 2008’s best blues vocalist by Eugene Weekly readers), The Essentials (2009 Register-Guard readers’ choice for Best Band), Michael Tracey (2007 Northwest Harmonica Champion), the Emerald City Jazz Kings, Don Latarski, Amy Clawson, the Inspirational Sounds, and the University of Oregon jazz, vocal jazz and gospel ensembles. He is currently on faculty at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts....