Matt Savage Matt Savage

Matt Savage, age 27, has had a 17-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer with ensembles of different size. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, John Pizzarelli, Joshua Redman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi and Donny McCaslin among others. Along the way, he’s recorded thirteen albums as leader and one as collaborator. He is a Bösendorfer piano artist.

As a composer, Matt has garnered respect. He composed and recorded the score for a full- length documentary film, Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story. The movie, which premiered in 2014, chronicles the life of jazz alto saxophonist Frank Morgan. Additionally, Savage wrote almost all the songs on his twelve albums, several of which have been used in short documentaries, on web sites, in school music curricula and in government educational materials. Savage has toured worldwide and had many national media appearances including performances at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, the Blue Note, Bohemian Caverns, Town Hall, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Scullers, the Jazz Standard, the Pantages Theatre, the Iridium, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, Heineken Jazzaldia (Spain), the Costa Rica International Jazz Festival, the International VSA Arts Festival, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, China, India, Japan, Curacao, Aruba and for the president of Singapore.

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“Savage has a warm and elastic touch, mixing confidence with pastel sounds.” GEORGE W. HARRIS, JAZZ WEEKLY “…the diversity of ‘Piano Voyages’ is astonishing – with originals suggesting influences from Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans to Chick Corea and George Winston alongside selected and clever interpretations of material by Wes Montgomery and The Beatles.” THE DAY, NEW LONDON, CT

“No one word could do justice to his performance; it was simply ‘beautiful.'” RYOTA KOJIMA, VOYAGE MAGAZINE, JAPAN

“…this is Savage’s album all the way, as he not only plays with a maturity well beyond his years but wrote and arranged every number…” ALL ABOUT JAZZ.COM

“…Savage proves he’s no novelty act, as can be heard on his CD Welcome Home.” JAZZIZ

“…hints of Aaron Copland and Pat Metheny done in a piano trio setting that shows how hard-swinging a player Savage is.” CADENCE

“…a phenomenally talented pianist and composer who demands to be taken seriously on purely musical terms.” WALL STREET JOURNAL

“A wildly inventive composer, interpreter and pianist no matter what his age…Savage proves his maturity…” JAZZIZ

“He clearly knows what he is doing…not only as a hard bop/post-bop pianist, but also as a composer.” ALL MUSIC GUIDE

“This young man plays with grace, energy and originality

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Boston

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Adjunct Faculty at Bunker Hill Community College Teacher at Community Music Center of Boston and Note-worthy Experiences

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Matt Savage Concerts

Date Detail Price
Jun20Sat
Matt Savage Trio
The Wilder Room
Rochester, NY
$30
Jun20Sat
Matt Savage Trio
The Wilder Room
Rochester, NY
$30

Albums

Album Splash Variations by Matt Savage

Splash Variations

Savage Records, LLC
2018

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Album Matt Savage: Piano Voyages by Matt Savage

Matt Savage: Piano...

Savage Records, LLC
2016

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Album Go On by Matt Savage

Go On

Savage Records, LLC
2015

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Album A Live Celebration: Kobe,  Japan by Matt Savage

A Live Celebration:...

Savage Records, LLC
2014

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Album A Bigger Celebration by Matt Savage

A Bigger Celebration

Savage Records, LLC
2013

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Album Welcome Home by Matt Savage

Welcome Home

Savage Records
2010

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Go On

Go On

Matt Savage
Go On

Big Apple Suite:  The City Is Alive

Big Apple Suite: The City Is Alive

Matt Savage
Welcome Home

A 6/4 Song (That's Also in 6/4)

A 6/4 Song (That's Also in 6/4)

Matt Savage
Hot Ticket: Live in Boston

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