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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

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Matt Savage

Matt Savage, age 26, has had a remarkable 17-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer, performing with ensembles of different size and as a solo pianist. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz since first labeled a “jazz prodigy” at age 8 – the same year he met and played piano for Dave Brubeck. Matt has performed (on stage and in jam sessions) with artists such as 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, Donny McCaslin and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Laura Dubin: Live at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival / Matt Savage: Piano Voyages

Read "Live at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival / Matt Savage: Piano Voyages" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here are three new CDs by two exemplary young pianists, Laura Dubin and Matt Savage, the first two of which reprise a concert by Dubin's splendid trio at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in July 2016. The third, Piano Voyages, is Savage's twelfth recording, the first in which his eloquent piano is the lone instrument. ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Buddy Rich Rides Again

Read "Buddy Rich Rides Again" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Those who believe that Buddy Rich is the greatest big-band drummer who ever lived (yes, I'm one of them) can look forward to a marvelous treat this spring when Ken Poston and the Los Angeles Jazz Institute present Time Check: A Buddy Rich Alumni Reunion May 19-22 at the Sheraton Gateway / LAX Hotel. The four-day ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Recording Artist Matt Savage Releases Summer Single - "Go On" - July 24th

Jazz Recording Artist Matt Savage Releases Summer Single  - "Go On" - July 24th

Matt Savage, Jazz recording artist, pianist and composer, is releasing Go On as a summer single on Friday, July 24th. Recorded at Avatar Studios in jny: New York City, Go On is a catchy jazz-fusion tune featuring Matt Savage on both piano and electric keyboard, with Brandon Wright (tenor saxophone), Tom Berkmann (bass) and Richie Barshay (drums). Go On ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

NEWS: RADIO

Pat Metheny Headlines the Premier of Reeds & Deeds II

Pat Metheny Headlines the Premier of Reeds & Deeds II

Reeds & Deeds II, the popular jazz radio program broadcast from Emerson College in Boston, premiers a 4th season this Sunday, January 15th at 6pm. The show is continuing on its great success of the past three season. From September to December 2011, Reeds & Deeds II interviewed greats such as Kurt Elling, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Stanley Sagov ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Emmet Cohen: In The Element

Read "In The Element" reviewed by Edward Blanco

At the ripe old age of 21, jazz piano prodigy Emmet Cohen has already racked up an impressive list of awards among them, Downbeat's Best Jazz Soloist and Best Jazz Combo (for the Emmet Cohen Trio), placed first in the Kathleen T. and Philip B. Phillip's Piano competition at University of West Florida and was selected ...

On Blind Tom, Essence of Creativity, Autism and Jazz

Read "On Blind Tom, Essence of Creativity, Autism and Jazz" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

It is safe to assume, that today, Blind Tom Wiggins (AKA Bethune) is not a household name. In the mid to late 19th century, and into the first decade of the 20th, however, Blind Tom was a phenomenon who some named the Eighth Wonder. Although no contemporary physician made the actual diagnosis of autism, it is ...

NEWS: EVENT

Bobby Watson, Joris Teepe and Peter Retzlaff join Matt Savage for Concert at Dizzy's Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, February 21st

Bobby Watson, Joris Teepe and Peter Retzlaff join Matt Savage for Concert at Dizzy's Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, February 21st

New York, NY—Jazz composer and pianist Matt Savage will celebrate the release of his new album, Welcome Home, with a concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday, February 21st. He will be joined by three of the guest musicians featured on the CD— sax great Bobby Watson, bassist ...