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Matt Jorgensen

Matt Jorgensen’s composition “In Unity” heard on NPR’s All Things Considered … click here to learn more about the record it appears on and download the track.

Matt Jorgensen is a drummer, producer, composer and arranger who has built an impressive resume as one of the most in-demand jazz musicians on the west coast.

His five releases with his band Matt Jorgensen +451 built a reputation as one of the most exciting groups in jazz today and garnered substantial airplay across the country and received numerous ‘Best of’ accolades including ‘Best Jazz Group’ by the Seattle Weekly and winning “2003 Acoustic Jazz Group” by Earshot Jazz Magazine.

As a sideman he is frequently called on by an impressive list of musicians including Dr. Lonnie Smith, Eric Alexander, Bill Mays, Stanley Jordan, Corey Christiansen, Thomas Marriott, Ray Vega, Peter Bernstein, Vincent Herring, Bobby Shew, Mike LeDonne, George Colligan, Reggie Workman, Tim Ries, Chuck Leavell and others.

Other credits include co-founder of the Ballard Jazz Festival, a principle at Origin Records and a member of the Board of Governors for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy.

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