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Matt Anderson


Born in North Yorkshire in 1989, Matt has been playing the saxophone since the age of 13. In 2007 he moved to Leeds to study on the BA (Hons) Jazz course at Leeds College of Music, graduating in 2010 with First Class Honours and also receiving the Sam Hood Rosebowl for Outstanding Performance (Jazz). He now performs with and composes for various projects around the UK, notably the Matt Anderson Quartet, his new ‘Songs of the Ridings’ project commissioned by Creative North Yorkshire, the Tobie Carpenter / Matt Anderson Quartet, Tesseract, and Matt Roberts’ Tribute to Miles Davis. Matt is a member of Jazz Yorkshire’s Futures scheme, and was awarded ‘Young Musician of the Year’ in the Jazz Yorkshire Awards 2010.



Label: Jellymould Jazz
Released: 2018
Track listing: Jig Jag Jug, Nordic Blues, October Ending, Count Up / Tune Down, It's Later Than You Think, The Long White Cloud (Interlude), Metaphorical Gardening, The Ayes Have It, Norrebo, Jig Jag Jug (Reprise)


News: Recording

The Matt Anderson Quartet Release "Rambling" On Jellymould Jazz

The Matt Anderson Quartet Release "Rambling" On Jellymould Jazz

Innovative saxophonist and composer Matt Anderson and his quartet release their brand new album Rambling in May 2018 on pioneering UK label Jellymould Jazz, ahead of an extensive national tour. Rambling fuses together a range of distinct musical influences, exploring the common ground between contemporary jazz and folk music, reminiscent of Anderson’s rural upbringing in the ...


Article: Album Review

Outside Line: Introducing Outside Line

Read "Introducing Outside Line" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The glory days of Leeds United may be long gone, but while its football team has seen better times, the Yorkshire city's music scene has gone from strength to strength. The individualist stance taken by musicians such as Matthew Bourne hasn't always pleased the jazz police, but it's given Leeds a reputation as a vibrant and ...


Matt Anderson Quartet

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011


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Free Into Edinburgh

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Duration: 07:51


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