With melody as the guiding star, guitarist and composer, Matt Greenwood, seeks to create cinematic musical landscapes where composition and improvisation intersect. Having grown up in Zimbabwe and moved to Canada in recent years, Matt’s music is inherently nomadic, pushing against the confines of genre and geography.
Growing up in Zimbabwe meant access to music education or even equipment was limited but the country’s rich musical heritage and culture was an incredible thing to be a part of. Here in Toronto, Matt still stays connected to the country’s music through the Mbira, a traditional African instrument, which Matt incorporates into his live performances.
Matt is now pursuing his passion for musical exploration in Toronto, having performed and recorded with legendary Zimbabwean artists including Oliver Mtukudzi, Gemma Griffiths, Forward Kwenda and Vee Mukarati as well some of Toronto’s finest such as Mark Kelso, Brian Dickinson and Mike Downes.
From early on in his musical development, Matt has had a passion for composing and has scored a number of short films including the award winning animated short ‘Blue Bird’ which featured at film festivals including Cinequest, Atlanta Film Festival, New York Film Festival and New Media Film Festival among others.
Having Graduated from Humber’s Bachelor of Music degree program in 2022, Matt is eagerly anticipating the release of his debut album ‘Atlas’ in January 2023.
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson