"Insistently original constructions"--Mike Heffley, Eugene Register-Guard
"Sublime."--Bill McFadden, Ellingtonia
While in Amsterdam for the Ellington conference,Matt gave an interview on the Dutch television station VPRO on May 11 See his interview on the program "Vrije Geluiden" (Free Sounds), including a performance of "Take the 'A' Train," here:
Matt's 2013 monograph has been hailed as a "significant and permanent contribution to Ellington's music and legacy" (Geoff Smith, Blue Light) and has been reviewed by Brian Priestley in the June 2014 Jazzwise.
Matt gave an all-Ellington solo recital at the Blue Note Room of the Conservatory of Amsterdam Thursday May 15 at 16:00! He also gave a keynote presentation on Ellington as Pianist at 9:30 on Friday May 16.
I am a jazz and classical pianist and teacher who believes that all good music is "beyond category." In my recitals you are likely to hear a stride piano solo, a boogie transcription, a tango, and a jazz standard, alongside Beethoven, Bach, Bartok, Chopin, and modern composers. In my teaching, I emphasize the essential similarities underlying composition and improvisation. In my jazz gigs, you'll hear rock, soul, and funk classics along with bebop and standards.
New! Free MP3 downloads of Matt performing with Mike Denny, Lynn Baker, John Bishop, and others (see under "links and MP3s")
Size : 109.055 Kb
Type : pdf
Matt Cooper Solo Recital Jan. 13, 2012 (for full program, see "upcoming appearances")