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.