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Matt Otto Education: __________ Indiana University, Jazz Performance (1985-86) Berklee School of Music, Jazz Performance (86-89) The New School for Social Research, Bachelor of Arts Jazz Performance (96-98) California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) (2003-2005), Masters in Jazz Studies Festivals Performed At: _______________________ Monterey Jazz Festival, California Stanford Jazz Workshop, California Jackie Robinson Jazz Festival, New York Jump Festival, New York JVC Jazz Festival, New York Montreaux Jazz Festival, Switzerland North Sea Jazz Festival, Holland Ozone Jazz Festival, Switzerland Monterey Jazz Festival, California Jyugiouka Jazz Festival, Japan Music Mountain Jazz Festival, Connecticut Clubs Performed At (1996-2005): ______________________________ Blue Note, New York Small's, New York Visionie's, New York Cleopatra'sNeedle, New York Steamer's, Los Angeles Knitting Factory, New York Internet Cafe, New York Cornelia Street Caf, New York CBGB's, New York Dharma, New York The C note, New York Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles Chadney's Los Angeles Rocco's, Los Angeles Club "J", Tokyo, Japan Up and Down, San Francisco Pearl's, San Francisco On Air, Tokyo Japan Yoshi's San Fransisco Studied Saxophone under: ______________________ Don Hawkins Paul Carmen Andy McGee Billy Pierce George Garzone Lee Konitz Paul Novros Played With: ____________ Anthony Wilson Gregory Hutchinson Junior Mance Albert "Tootie" Heath Ralph Peterson Tom Harrel Rashid Bakr Jimmy Smith Dennis Charles Larry Goldings Reggie Workman Leroy Vinegar Henry Franklin George Garzone Joe La Barbera Darek Oles Larry Koonse Charlie Haden David Roitstein Wadada Leo Smith

Sunflower Song

Label: Next Level
Released: 2020
Track listing: This One's for John; Ok, Here We Go; City Lights; Sunflower Song; The Owl; Tick Tock; I Tolerate You; Willard's Blues; Empty Bottles


Ryan Meagher: Lost Days

Read "Lost Days" reviewed by Don Phipps

On Lost Days, guitarist Ryan Meagher offers up ten expressive and entertaining compositions that run the gamut from blues to funk and from swing to rock. His compositions are hot and spontaneous--they break apart and fuse back together in kaleidoscopic fashion. The Portland, Oregon-based Meagher is backed by a talented group. Tenor saxophonist Bill ...


Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Euphony; Dubois; Elm; Eleven Thirty; Reunion; Twain; Alder; Tien Mu; Lenigh; Southerland; Ja Nae


Label: Origin Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Elm; Viewed In; Jennifer; St. Paul; Langston; Iberica; Echolalia; Du Bois; John Henry; July Fourth; Ayler.


Matt Otto: Soliloquy

Read "Soliloquy" reviewed by Don Phipps

A soliloquy according to the dictionary is “an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers....." No more apt title could be assigned to Matt Otto's wonderful album Soliloquy. Reminiscent of Matisse's use of color, Otto uses his music to paint a cool canvas of evocative sounds that describe thoughts ...


Matt Otto/Andy Ehling: Reunion

Read "Reunion" reviewed by Don Phipps

A Los Angeles import whose left an indelible mark on the Kansas City jazz scene, tenor sax and composer extraordinaire Matt Otto continues his run of successful jazz explorations with Reunion, a collaboration with 30-year friend and Bay Area, CA alto saxophonist Andy Ehling. Otto's music has always seemed a bit out of place ...


Matt Otto with Ensemble Iberica: Iberica

Read "Iberica" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Matt Otto presents the ambitious Iberica, a trip into the sounds of music from the Iberian Peninsula--Spain and Portugal. Ensemble Iberica joins him, a guitar trio that adds--in addition to their guitars--the cavaquinto, the oud, and the Cuban tres, crafting a delicate yet expansive soundscape in this tranquil, flowing, chamber jazz outing. This ...


Viewed In

Label: Origin Records
Released: 0
Duration: 6:18


Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Chibi; Billie; Brush Creek; Soliloquy; Ayler; Wheel; Shelter; Elocution; Lawrence; Metaphor


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