Born: 1973 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Matt Ingeneri has played jazz guitar in the U.S., China, Singapore, and South Africa. He has performed at the D.C. Jazz Festival, Boston Arts Festival, Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, China's West Meets East Festival, and South Africa's Concerts in the Park series.
Currently based in Washington, D.C., Matt regularly performs with legendary Blue Note records house bassist Butch Warren. Matt also has had the luck to the luck to work with former Chess Records session musician Jimmy Burell, Freddie Hubbard's mentor saxophonist Billy Smith, and local D.C. jazz scene luminaries such as Ted Efantis, Richard Abu Shariff Spencer, and Lawrence Wheatley.
From 2001-2002, Matt performed regularly at D.C.'s famous Bohemian Caverns club with his own group, the Lincoln Park Trio. During 2003-2004, Matt played with the Blue Note Bar sextet in Guangzhou (Canton), China, playing the work of Bebop masters in local clubs, Chinese TV, and radio. After that, he lived in South Africa for two years and was the lead guitarist for the South African Jazz Ensemble (SAJE).
Since returning to Washington, D.C. in 2007, Matt has been playing at the city's top clubs, including Columbia Station, Twins, Johnny's Half Shell, and, most recently, the Black Fox Lounge with Hard Bop master Butch Warren.