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Matt Anderson

Born in North Yorkshire in 1989, Matt has been playing the saxophone since the age of 13.

In 2007 he moved to Leeds to study on the BA (Hons) Jazz course at Leeds College of Music, graduating in 2010 with First Class Honours and also receiving the Sam Hood Rosebowl for Outstanding Performance (Jazz).

He now performs with and composes for various projects around the UK, notably the Matt Anderson Quartet, his new ‘Songs of the Ridings’ project commissioned by Creative North Yorkshire, the Tobie Carpenter / Matt Anderson Quartet, Tesseract, and Matt Roberts’ Tribute to Miles Davis.

Matt is a member of Jazz Yorkshire’s Futures scheme, and was awarded ‘Young Musician of the Year’ in the Jazz Yorkshire Awards 2010.

“[Matt’s] playing and writing are both sophisticated and fluent.” Chris de Saram, Wakefield Jazz

“Play[s] with a maturity surprising in one so young.” Mike Gordon, Scarborough Jazz

“Relaxed and elegant, but with wholehearted conviction.” The Leeds Guide

Primary Instrument

Sax, tenor

Location

Leeds

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Lots of experience teaching private pupils of varying ages and abilities. Saxophone Lecturer at East Riding College, Hull and Co-ordinator for Jazz at HEART (Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre). Available weekdays, day or evening, excluding Friday evening. £20 an hour basic rate.

Events

Date Time Detail Price
Nov21Wed 20:15 20:15
Eirik Svela Group
The Lescar Hotel
Sheffield, UK
£8

Discography

Rambling

Rambling

Jellymould Jazz
2018

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Matt Anderson Quartet

Matt Anderson Quartet

Self Produced
2011

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Free Into Edinburgh

Free Into Edinburgh

Matt Anderson
Matt Anderson Quartet