A San Francisco native, tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Matt Renzi was born into a musical family. His father was principal flautist with the San Francisco Symphony and his grandfather was principal oboist with Toscanini’s NBC Symphony. He received a BA in performance from Berklee College of Music and and a Masters degree from San Francisco State University in classical composition. Some of his teachers include Joe Henderson, George Garzone and South Indian Vocalist R.A. Ramamani.
Matt has appeared at festivals and venues throughout North America as well as Europe, Japan, Israel, India, Singapore and Angola. Of note is his work with “Dialogue,” a band led by legendary bassist, Herbie Lewis. He can be heard on a variety of recordings including the award winning “Lines and Ballads” for Fresh Sound Records (Barcelona, Spain) as well as his latest release, Lunch Special for Three P's Records. Matt has also performed and recorded with Marc Johnson, Michael Formanek, Eddie Marshall, Tommy Campbell, Eberhard Weber, and Bobo Stenson.