Born: January 22, 1985 Primary Instrument: Piano
Matt Endahl is a versatile and accomplished musician, active in a variety of styles of music. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in jazz performance from the University of Michigan, where he studied piano with artists like Geri Allen, Stephen Rush, and Ellen Rowe. For five years, Matt taught at Hillsdale College. From 2009-2013 he was the director of music at Canterbury House, the Episcopal student center for the University of Michigan, where he helped bring artists like Henry Grimes and Rob Mazurek to Ann Arbor audiences.
A 2008 Bösendorfer Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition semi-finalist, Matt has presented performances, compositions and research at the annual meetings of the International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) for the last three years. He has performed at the International Association for Jazz Educators conference (IAJE), Detroit International Jazz Festival, the Bob-Lo Island Jazz Festival, the Lansing JazzFest, the River Raisin Jazz Festival, and Ann Arbor's Edgefest. He performs with the Legendary Wings, Liquid Street, and the Balkan fusion band OrnamatiK. He has shared the stage with figures such as Arthur Blythe, Marcus Belgrave, Shahida Nurullah, Sunny Wilkinson, and Steve Coleman.
Matt currently lives and works in Nashville, TN. Since 2008 he has operated Sound Mansion Recordings, an outlet for his non-commercial experimental recordings.
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students