Matt Savage, age 26, has had a seventeen-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer with ensembles of different size. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, John Pizzarelli, Joshua Redman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi and Donny McCaslin among others. He’s also opened for rock legends Neil Young and Stephen Stills, and has performed with Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin and Al Stewart. Along the way, he’s recorded twelve albums as leader and one as collaborator. He is a Bösendorfer piano artist.
Matt’s latest project is the Matt Savage Groove Experiment’s debut EP, Splash Variations. Splash Variations was released on December 7, 2018, and it will be accompanied by a CD release tour in early 2019.
Strange Changes is… as the name implies, impossible to define. This explosive and unpredictable big band ensemble has been rapidly expanding from its home base of Boston throughout the East Coast, Midwest and beyond. Bearing influences from transcendent composers like Frank Zappa and Charles Mingus, Strange Changes has developed a proprietary blend of funk, rock, jazz, fusion, Americana, and about any other idiom you can rattle off. This is an act you don’t want to miss, balancing high-level improvisation with stunningly tight arrangements and a free-spirited approach to the great tradition of American music. Moment to moment, song to song – there’s no telling where SC is headed next.
- Tickets: Regular $25 • Senior 65+ $24 • Member $22