Born: Dublin, 11th August 1986.
After completing his BA in Jazz Performance at Newpark Music Centre in Dublin in 2008, Matthew travelled to Switzerland where he studied at Lucerne University’s renowned jazz department for a Masters of Arts in Music Performance Degree. In 2004 he received a scholarship to attend the Summer Performance Programme at Berklee College of Music, Boston and in 2007 he attended the SIM summer intensive workshops at the Centre for Improvisational Music, New York. In the summer of 2010 he spent a six-week period in Chennai, South India, learning the region’s traditional Carnatic music at Brhaddhvani with Dr KSS Subramanian. He has also studied drum-kit privately with Jim Black, Gerry Hemingway and Gerald Cleaver and has attended masterclasses with Jason Moran, Steve Coleman, Tim Berne and Vijay Iyer among others.
… one of Ireland's most exciting young talents - the Irish Times