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Matt Savage Groove Experiment: Splash Variations

Read "Splash Variations" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Matt Savage, a young man who knows his way around a keyboard (a child prodigy, he recorded his first album, Live at the Olde Mill, when he was barely nine years old), has added a new twist, namely soul / funk, to Splash Variations, the thirteenth recording under his name and first as leader of the Matt Savage Groove Experiment. Variations, which comprises half a dozen songs (five written by Savage) and runs for thirty-eight minutes, is labeled an EP ...

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Matt Savage: A Bigger Celebration

Read "A Bigger Celebration" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Pianist / composer Matt Savage's career has been on an upward curve since he recorded his first album--before his tenth birthday! Now twenty-one and a recent graduate of Boston's Berklee School of Music, Savage and his trio have released their tenth album, A Bigger Celebration, this one employing the services of some heavy-swinging guest artists including the celebrated tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi. A child prodigy? Without a doubt. A remarkably talented jazz musician? Ditto. Diagnosed at age ...

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Matt Savage: Welcome Home

Read "Welcome Home" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Pianist Matt Savage, a child prodigy if ever there was one, recorded his first album as leader of the Matt Savage Trio (with adult rhythm section) when he was nine years old (he'd recorded for the first time at age seven while studying at the New England Conservatory in Boston). In 2004, when he was twelve, Matt received his first ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his composition “The Wild Rose" (from the CD Cutting Loose). Later, he received the ...

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The Matt Savage Trio: Quantum Leap

Read "Quantum Leap" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

The life story of fourteen-year-old Matt Savage is surely a television movie in the making. While millions of Americans already know about this young musician because of his exposure in national magazines and media interviews (e.g. People magazine, The Today Show, 20/20, etc.) there are still more people who would be fascinated by Savage's journey.

Diagnosed at age three with a form of autism, Savage underwent intensive training so that by the age of six, he was able ...


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