Matt Belzer, born in Camden, NJ is the younger of two sons; raised in Runnemede, NJ--exit three on the Turnpike. The combination of good public and private teachers, a musical brother and proximity to Philadelphia, fostered in Belzer a passion for art and music. Belzer began playing saxophone at the age of nine and added clarinet two years later. During this time, he developed a wide-ranging interest in various musical styles, which has helped to define his creative activities to the present day.
Thanks to Belzer’s teachers and a supportive family, Belzer was accepted to the prestigious Eastman School of Music where he studied saxophone, clarinet, flute and composition