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Matthew Alec


Matthew Alec is a jazz and popular music saxophonist, founder and Executive Producer at Cleveland Time Records, and bandleader for the high-energy jazz fusion group Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric.

Nominated as “Cleveland’s Best Horn Player” by Cleveland Scene Magazine in 2009, Matthew has performed for over 20 years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Kent State University. He has toured nationally and has opened for a number of A-list acts including Earth, Wind, and Fire, Incubus, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Keane, Average White Band, Lupe Fiasco, OAR, Ozomatli, Bret Michaels, Rusted Root, and others. He has performed with former Saturday Night Live Musical Director, CBS Orchestra member, and Blues Brothers bandsman Tom “Bones” Malone, internationally-acclaimed bassist Victor Wooten and his brother Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Saturday Night Live trombonist Steve Turre, Kenny G bassist Vail Johnson, Grammy-winning Ohio Players alumni Billy Beck, and Parliament-Funkadelic bassist Ben Powers, Jr. He has recorded with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Parliament-Funkadelic and Talking Heads member Bernie Worrell and aforementioned Tom "Bones"Malone.


Chain of Fools: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Label: Cleveland Time Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Chain Of Fools


My Funny Valentine

Label: Cleveland Time Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: My Funny Valentine (Single)



The Chicken

Featuring the music of Matthew Alec
Duration: 6:40

Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric featuring Tom "Bones" Malone performing "The Chicken" by Pee Wee Ellis. at Cleveland's famed Bop Stop jazz club on February 4, 2022. From the album Live at the Bop Stop!.

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bobby Watson, Adam Larson, Charlie Parker & Rod Fleeman

Read "Bobby Watson, Adam Larson, Charlie Parker & Rod Fleeman" reviewed by Joe Dimino

On the final show of 2022, we celebrate the titans of the Kansas City scene throughout the hour starting with guitarist Rod Fleeman with a live cut from his time at the fabled KC institution the Green Lady Lounge. From there we hear from the king of KC in Bobby Watson then Adam Larson and Christopher ...


The Chicken

Label: Cleveland Time Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Chicken


Live at the Bop Stop!

Label: Cleveland Time Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Horizontal Speculation
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
The Chicken
Sweet Home Chicago
Soul Man
Comin' Home Baby
Groove Me


Article: Interview

Joe Lovano: Cleveland's Ultimate Jazz Titan

Read "Joe Lovano: Cleveland's Ultimate Jazz Titan" reviewed by Matthew Alec

Friday, June 24th, 2022, saxophonist Joe Lovano's group Sound Prints (alongside trumpeter and co-leader Dave Douglas) delivered a tour de force performance to spellbound audience members at the historic Mimi Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square as a part of Cleveland's annual Tri-C JazzFest. Seasoned group interplay between drummer Rudy Royston, bassist Matt Penman, and pianist Leo ...


Article: Interview

Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2

Read "Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2" reviewed by Matthew Alec

Part 1 | Part 2 World-famous trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Tom “Bones" Malone talks about his incredible career spanning Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Late Show with David Letterman, and so much more with All About Jazz contributor and saxophonist Matthew ...


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