Following studies in Australia, USA and the UK with Otis Murphy, Eugene Rousseau, Bob Berg, Martin Robertson and Kyle Horch, Matt has been establishing a career as a contemporary, classical and jazz performer, consultant and lecturer.
Holding a lecturing position in saxophone and Contemporary Popular music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Edith Cowan University), Matt continues to direct and build Western Australia’s first saxophone studio program. Since receiving a coveted Churchill Fellowship, he specializes in the interpretation, pedagogy and performance of classical, jazz and multi-genre or ‘cross-over’ works, whilst aiding in the expansion and academic development of the Contemporary Music department.
This Selmer (Paris) and Vandoren artist has performed with such jazz and commercial artists as Ben Folds, Diana Ross, Dave Weckl, Paul Grabowsky, Tim Minchin, Olivia Newton-John and The Manhattan Transfer. Having performed at the 2006 Villa Cellimontana (Rome) and Ninegates (Beijing 2011) International Jazz Festivals, Matt also appears on numerous jazz, classical and cross-genre recordings and will be recording 2 albums in 2014-2015; one cross- genre contemporary classical and the other with his jazz/fusion/world-music quintet.
The Western Australian Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic and Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s have also utilised Matt as their principal saxophonist. Further, he has performed with virtuoso saxophonists Jean-Pierre Baraglioli and Otis Murphy.
Every year since 1997, Matt has given Australian or World premiere performances of classical and ‘cross-genre’ works specifically arranged or composed for him in his capacity as a unique soloist and improviser.