PODCAST: Matt Savage

By 
Rob Hochschild
September 5, 2012

Matt Savage, a 20-year old jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, entered Berklee in the fall of 2009 at the age of 17, and will graduate in December 2012. He has studied with many eminent professors at Berklee, including JoAnne Brackeen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Hal Crook, Dave Samuels, Ray Santisi and Darren Barrett.  

Savage also tours as a solo artist and as the leader of the Matt Savage Trio. He has performed on Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Show with David Letterman, the Today Show and on NPR's Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland and All Things Considered. He has also played at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and some of the most prestigious jazz clubs in America (including the Blue Note, Birdland and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center). Matt's ninth and latest CD, Welcome Home, features Bobby Watson and Jeremy Pelt among others and is heard on jazz radio stations across the country.

He leads the Berklee Monterey Sextet in performances at the 55th annual Monterey Jazz Festival on September 21 and 22, 2012.

LISTEN: Matt Savage's "Our Town"