Matt Savage Trio Saturday, July 8 at 7:00 PM
Matt Savage, formerly of Francestown, will be joined by Bruce Gertz and Steve Silverstein for a stellar evening of jazz at Francestown’s Old Meeting House on Saturday, July 8, at 7:00 PM.
Matt, now age 24, has had a fifteen year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer. He has played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, and many more. He has toured worldwide and had many national media appearances. Along the way, he has recorded twelve albums as leader and one as collaborator, writing most of the music on his albums himself. His most recent project is a solo piano album, Matt Savage, Piano Voyages, which was released in a October, 2016.
A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and Berklee College of Music, Matt balances his professional music career with teaching. He teaches at Community Music Center of Boston and at Applied Behavioral Learning Services (an organization near Boston for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities). He gives master classes and workshops domestically and internationally (in English and Spanish) as well as private piano lessons.
Bruce Gertz is an award winning bassist (acoustic and electric), composer, educator and author. He is a professor of bass at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught since 1976. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Performance Award Grant, he has received numerous recognition awards from other organizations as well.
Steve Silverstein, the drummer in the trio, has a B.A. from UMass-Amherst and an M.B.A. from Babson College. He began drum studies at the age of 8 and studied privately at The Berklee College of Music from the age of 13-15 with Keith Copeland. He performed in ensembles led by Max Roach and Archie Shepp at UMass-Amherst. Steve was a drumset instructor in the Jazz Department at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville from 1992-1998. He has performed in the U.S. and abroad with Carmen Bradford, Harry Allen, Bunky Green and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra members Wynton Marsalis, Ted Nash, Wes Anderson and Ron Westray among others.