Matt Hull is a Boston-based trumpet player, composer and educator born and raised in the city's South End. Matt has performed at many of Boston's foremost venues such as Brighton Music Hall, Sculler's Jazz Club, The Sinclair, Ryles Jazz Club, the Lily Pad, and the Outpost 186. In addition to performing locally, Matt plays with different groups frequently out of state. He has played at many clubs (The Knitting Factory, Nectar's, Infinity Music Hall), art spaces, and festivals (Outside the Box, Bella Terra) nationally and internationally. Matt traveled on a 16-day tour this past July with his band People Like You, that stopped in Toronto and Montreal, Canada. Matt was also a featured performer in Epitaph Records signed artist, The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die's live session video in promotion for the release of their full length Harmlessness.
A recipient of the prestigious full tuition City Music Scholarship, Matt attended Berklee College of Music 2010-14 and graduated with a dual degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music. While at Berklee, Matt studied composition privately under the direction of local composer and faculty member Ayn Inserto, and trumpet with Tiger Okoshi and Greg Hopkins. In Spring '14 Matt was awarded the Thad Jones Award by the Jazz Composition department for outstanding work and achievement, and had one of his big band pieces premiered by the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Greg Hopkins. Matt composes/arranges music which draw influence from jazz, rock/pop, and avant-garde music. He is heavily inspired by the experimentation of electronics in improvisation and incorporates the use of effects pedals in both solo and ensemble settings. Matt self-released his debut EP of solo music titled More Moving in August 2015. He performs and continues to write in this solo format frequently. His EP had been featured on a jazz sampler for the Czech National Radio shortly after its release, and he recently released a video of one of his live solo performances. In addition to his solo project under his own name, you can find Matt playing regularly with bands People Like You (MA), Factory Quartet/Trio, The New Review, GlovePilot and Berklee faculty member and composer Bill Banfield's Imagine Orchestra.