Matt Marshall is a freelance writer based in Cleveland, OH.
I got into jazz while in college in the early 1990s. As with other
forms (film, literature,
painting, etc.) my interest followed a steady progression toward
avant-garde. I want to
be jarred. I can--and do--enjoy work that follows a traditional
but much of it feels
flimsy beside the likes of James Joyce, Jean-Luc Godard and Cecil
I am a former
to Jazz Inside Magazine, Cleveland Scene and Cleveland Free Times, and was
books columnist for Nectar Magazine. I am also the author of two novels,
The Starlight Line and Friction.