Primary Instrument: Guitar
Guitarist and composer Matthew Charles Heulitt wields an uncanny ability to bridge the worlds of jazz, contemporary pop, and original music into a tapestry of soulful music. His lines on the guitar draw a constant sense of unfolding and searching that go well beyond the idioms of jazz improvisation.
After graduating high school from the Interlochen Arts Academy high school in northern Michigan, Matthew went on to further his improvisational indulgences at Depaul University, Wayne State University, and finally at the University of Miami in Florida completing a bachelors degree in studio music and jazz guitar...
“An amazing new Guitarist with a vast musical vision destined to be a success.” --Zigaboo Modeliste
“Matthew’s guitar playing is versatile, heartfelt and soulful. His passion for music is tangible…” --Vusi Mahlasela
“Heulitt’s music and voice has its own identity, one that is refreshingly beyond the usual stance of progressive jazz rock.” --Mark F. Turner Allaboutjazz.com
“For sure, Heulitt can ring a great solo, but has the knack of doing so in a gradual and subtle manner not unlike Bill Frisell, probing and teasing the notes from his strings.” --Ian Patterson allaboutjazz.com