Matt is an Assistant Professor of Music (Trumpet, Jazz, Commercial Music, and Recording Technology) at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC and is active nationally as a performer, clinician, and researcher. (Visualization and Jazz Improvisation/The Gullah Spirituals Project).
Matt’s first album as a leader, “The Super Villain Jazz Band” is officially available at a number of distribution outlets. Matt is available for remote freelance recording work – solo overdubs, section playing, and horn arrangements, all done in house to any recording specifications. Visit the Session tab for more details.
“In The Super Villain Jazz Band, Matt White validates himself as a legitimate jazz composer assisted by a group of outstanding jazz sidemen in an exceptional collection of jazz compositions.” - Jeffrey P. Uhrich, AllAboutJazz.com
“Golden toned trumpeter Matt White leads an adroitly cohesive hard bop sextet on this collection of originals… Through each track, you’ll get drawn into White’s warm sound, able to sound fragile and fluffy or full of vinegar when needed.” - George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
“Restless, envelop pushing and dizzyingly smart, this trumpet man has arrived as a leader, making his mark here with class, vibes and swing to spare.” - Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“White is one of those rare legit jazz triple threats working as a performer, composer and educator with mad skills across the board. Matt White is fearless, he goes for the jugular when performing with an aggressive lyrical intensity…” - Brent Black, Bop-N-Jazz
“…heard here in its debut recording, that the prodigious talents… come to light, not only as a virtuoso instrumentalist, but as an uncommonly imaginative composer of truly imaginative music.” - Russ Musto