Kawai artist Matt Falker is a jazz and gospel pianist, vocalist, arranger and clinician. He distributes music through his own publishing company, Matfal Music, and many of Matt’s vocal arrangements are also published by Sound Music Publications and JW Pepper. He is the musical director and baritone singer for professional vocal ensemble ‘True North’.
Matt is on full-time faculty at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA, where he directs the Frequency vocal jazz program and teaches theory and piano classes. He also teaches private jazz voice at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. He is the founder and director of the Oceanside Jazz Festival, a non-competitive vocal jazz festival hosted at MiraCosta.
Matt has directed All-State Jazz Choirs in states such as Washington, Iowa, and Colorado. Matt is the vocal jazz instructor for the Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Camp, and he and Christine Guter co-host the Long Beach Vocal Jazz Academy each August. In 2015, Matt was also one of a select group of teachers chosen as a quarter-finalist for the GRAMMY’s Music Educator Award.
True North’s most recent album ‘Voyage’ and Matt’s solo album ‘Playpen’ are available on CD Baby and iTunes. More information about Matt and his music is available at matfalmusic.com. True North can be contacted at truenorthquartet.com.