Matt Lavelle is a trumpet, flugelhorn, bass and alto clarinet player, and composer based in New York City. He began his music career with Hildred Humphries, a swing era veteran who played with Count Basie and Billie Holiday. He has played in ensembles led by Sabir Mateen since 2002. In 2005, Lavelle began study with Ornette Coleman. Lavelle was a member of the Bern Nix quartet from 2010-2017. Lavelle recorded with Giuseppi Logan in 2010. In 2011 Lavelle created the 12 Houses Orchestra. Lavelle records for Unseen Rain and has just released a record on the legendary ESP record label, a duo with Reggie Sylvester called Retrograde.
Lavelle has played and collaborated with Ornette Coleman, William Parker, Warren Smith, Henry Grimes, Eric Mingus, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Maneri, Ras Moshe, Hilliard Greene, Steve Swell, Matana Roberts, Bern Nix, Jack DeSalvo, Charles Downs, Tom Cabrera, Francois Grillot, Giuseppi Logan, William Hooker and many others.
Lavelle published his first book, New York City Subway Drama and Beyond, in 2011. In 2013 he published a second book called The Jazz Musician’s Tarot Deck. Lavelle is also the author of the blog No Sound Left Behind.
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May 25, 2011
Matt Lavelle - Goodbye New York, Hello World (Musicnow, 2011)
April 16, 2011
University of the Streets' Curated Concert Series: May is curated by...
September 01, 2010
Music from the Future. Matt Lavelle.
August 18, 2010
The Night Jazz Became Itself,..By Matt Lavelle.
August 02, 2010
The Unison. Matt Lavelle.
July 23, 2010
Welcome to 21st Century Jazz. Matt Lavelle.
April 15, 2010
The Jazz Session #160: Matt Lavelle
May 06, 2008
"This is Our Music" Series Returns to Brooklyn on May 14 with...
January 11, 2005
Vision Club Saturday, January 22-7:30pm Matt Lavelle's Espiritu + 9pm...
New York City
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Please contact me via email if interested in private lessons for trumpet or Bass-Clarinet.
I teach a course called "the nature of spirituality in sound",.which deals with the direct relationships between sound,the world,and meta-physical reality..please contact via email for more information.