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Matt Lavelle

Born: April 11, 1970    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Matt Lavelle

Matt Lavelle (Paterson NJ 1970), began his Music career with a High School Big Band tour of the Soviet Union in 1988, and then a 5 year period of study with Hildred Humphries, a Swing era veteran that played with Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and many others of the time. Lavelle played Trumpet during this time as a member of Hildred's band. Lavelle then made his move on New York City to go through the trials of all new Jazz musicians, and played straightahead jazz until 1995, when he relocated to Kingston New York and immersed himself in the study of the Bass-clarinet, keeping the trumpet going creating the only known successful double of these two challenging instruments. Lavelle returned to New York seeking out what is known as the Downtown community in 1999, which he has been a member of to this day. Along the way Lavelle has played with William Parker, which also consisted of a tour in Sardinia Italy, Sabir Mateen, consisting of a tour of Northern Italy, and also toured in Scotland with his own trio, an improvisation collective known as Eye Contact. Lavelle began study with Ornette Coleman in 2005, having a huge impact and transformational impact on the musician, also resulting in the addition of the Alto Clarinet as another voice. With over 10 appearances as a sideman on record....
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Matt Lavelle and Morcilla,.the Manifestation Drama Matt Lavelle/Barry Chabala - I Like To Play 2007/Roeba Records Matt Lavelle - Cuica In The Third House 2007/KMB Jazz Matt Lavelle Trio (with Hilliard Greene and Mike 'TA' Thompson) - Spiritual Power 2007/Silkheart Eye Contact - War Rug 2006/KMB Jazz Eye Contact - Making Eye Contact With God 2005/Utech Eye Contact - Embracing The Tide 2005/Utech Sparks Trio - Short Stories In Sound 2006/Utech Matt Lavelle/Daniel Carter - Blackwood 2006/Antamira Matt Lavelle/Daniel Carter - self-titled 2004/self-released Matt Lavelle - Trumpet Rising, Bass Clarinet Moon 2003/self- released Matt Lavelle Quartet - Handling The Moment 2002/CIMP Sideman: William Parker's Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra - For Percy Heath 2006/Victo William Parker's Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra - Spontaneous 2005/Splasc(H) Steve Swell's Nation of We - Live at The Bowery Poetry Club 2006/Ayler Sabir Mateen's Shapes, Textures and Sounds Ensemble - Propehcies Come To Pass 2006/577 Steve Swell's Unified Theory Of Sound - This Now! 2005/Cadence Ras Moshe + The Music Now Unit - Live Spirits, Volume 1 2005/Utech Ras Moshe + The Music Now Unit - Into The Openness 2003/Music Now! Ras Moshe + The Music Now Unit - Schematic 2002/Jump Arts! Assif Tsahar's New York Underground Orchestra - The Labyrinth 2003/Hopscotch Assif Tsahar's Zoanthropic Orchestra - Embracing The Void 2003/Hopscotch

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Primary Instrument:
Trumpet

Location:
New York city, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Please contact me via email if interested in private lessons for trumpet or Bass-Clarinet.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
I teach a course called "the nature of spirituality in sound",.which deals with the direct relationships between sound,the world,and meta-physical reality..please contact via email for more information.

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