Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz, world music and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music. Over the course of the last decade, Matt has produced a series of critically-acclaimed recordings, premiered his works in settings from New York's Central Park to Germany's Köln Philharmonie, collaborated with top classical, jazz and pop artists, and has performed at music festivals across the globe.
Reviews for Matt Herskowitz: Upstairs
“Throughout these eight tracks, [Herskowitz] displays touch, power, artistry and chops along with a firm grasp of the daring needed for a great performance ... Herskowitz packs the program with beautifully played jazz chestnuts and original compositions.”
- DOWNBEAT, Editor's Pick
“An impressive solo performance by pianist Matt Herskowitz … His baroque to bop ‘Bach a la Jazz’ spotlights formidable technique, while his uptown stylings of Gershwin’s ‘But Not For Me’ is upright and sophisticated. He finally lets loose on a hotcha reading of ‘I’ve Got Rhythm’ making a well-rounded evening