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I'm a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition! Thank you to the Selection Committee, Staff, and Board of Trustees of this amazing institution. I'm honored and humbled. Sabbatical, here I come!


Matt on Steve Bailey's new album "Carolina"

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"Carolina" is an album of duets with my mentor and incredible bassist, Steve Bailey. I am honored to be on this project, which includes: Ron Carter, Becca Stevens, Mike Stern, and Willie Nelson (!), among others. You can purchase the album here. 

Matt White included in How Jazz Trumpeters Play Music today: Twelve Interviews on Technique, Style, and Aesthetic by Thomas Erdmann

Matt is one of twelve trumpet players interviewed in this book, covering brass pedagogy, improvisational approach, teaching, and visualization. Other trumpeters interviewed include Christian Scott, Cuong Vu, Wadada Leo Smith, and Pharez Whitted, you can read more at the link below.

Check out practice and recording session clips on Instagram!

I'm finding Instagram is a social media platform I can actually keep up on while keeping my wits, so I've been fairly active on there posting clips of remote session work (which I've thankfully been doing a lot of this year) and short clips of concepts I'm practicing. Please feel free to follow me at mattwhitejazz and keep me honest! If you're interested in collaborating on a track and getting some tasty trumpet sounds, please check out the 'Recording' tab on this site.

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Fall 2021 I will be embarking on a new adventure, moving inland to Columbia, SC join the University of South Carolina School of Music as Associate Professor/Chair of Jazz Studies and director of CSAM. We have assembled a fantastic team and you'll be hearing big things. Stay tuned!

The Free and Equal Project


I recently engineered and produced music for the Free Equal Project in conjunction with the NEH and Walking Cinema. The project will be an interactive augmented media museum overlayed in historic locations in the Coastal Carolinas. Check it out!

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