2017 – 18 Dates

Aug 5 Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy Long Beach, CA
Hosting vocal jazz summer workshop and reading session with Christine Guter – first Saturday of August annually
Oct 13 True North @ Upland VJ Festival Upland, CA
Festival clinician and performance with True North
Nov 3-4 Cuesta College Vocal Jazz Festival San Luis Obispo, CA
Matt will be performer & clinician; Frequency will perform at annual vocal jazz festival
Nov 11 True North @ Piedmont Piano Company Oakland, CA
Performance with True North and Contra Costa College vocal jazz ensemble
Dec 10 True North @ American Lutheran Church Burbank, CA
JEN send-off concert with True North and Pacific Standard Time (from CSULB) – 4 PM start time
Jan 6-9 9th Annual JEN Conference Dallas, TX
Perform with True North on Thursday evening concert at annual jazz education conference
Jan 26-27 True North @ University of Mary Jazz Festival Bismarck, ND
Festival clinician and performance with True North
Feb 2-3 Arizona Music Educators Association Conference Phoenix, AZ
Guest presenter at annual music education conference at Phoenix Marriott Mesa
Feb 9 MoShow Jazz Festival Cedar Rapids, IA
Adjudicator for annual vocal jazz & show choir festival
Mar 2 Columbia College Jazz Festival Sonora, CA
Clinician and performer at annual vocal jazz festival
Mar 16 ACDA Western Division Conference Pasadena, CA
Presenting clinic, True North performing at bi-annual choral conference
Apr 12-14 12th Annual Oceanside Jazz Festival Oceanside, CA
Host annual vocal jazz festival at my school (MiraCosta College)
Jun 17-22 Monterey Summer Jazz Camp Monterey, CA
High school summer camp associated with the Monterey Jazz Festival
Jul 8-11 Nebraska All-State Jazz Choir Crete, NE
Conduct annual All-State Jazz Choir

Featured Performances:

JEN Conference, blue whale, Jazzvox Seattle, Pasadena Jazz Institute, Northern Spirits, Vitello’s, Dizzy’s San Diego, Steamers Bar & Grill

Clinics / Adjudication:

Conferences & All-State Choirs: Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference, American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) Conference, International Jazz Voice Conference (Helsinki, Finland), Iowa, Washington & Colorado All-State Jazz Choir Director, CMEA All State Choir Director.

Festival appearances include: Monterey Jazz Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, Eastern Washington Jazz Festival, Fullerton Jazz Festival, Brandon Jazz Festival & Manitoba Choral Association (Manitoba), Kansas City Jazz Summit, Kirkwood Jazz Festival, Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival (Alberta), Cuesta College, Point Loma Vocal Jazz Festival, Columbia College Vocal Jazz Festival