“… a convincing soloist…producing a stream of mellifluous sound..”
“…his artistry like a silver thread…”
“…a tonally pure line soaring like some gently sonic meteor…”
Known as an extremely versatile musician, Matt regularly performs as a conductor, leader, soloist and a chamber musician with symphony’s orchestra’s, jazz groups, pop acts, broadway musicals, and cross-genre new music bands.
James Ledger, composer of one the “…20 Australian Masterpieces since 2000…”, wrote a work for Matt because “…he impressed me with his profound musicianship and his versatility in both the classical and jazz realms.”
Current projects include:
Mix’t Trio: performances and masterclasses with Mixt Trio (Adam Pinto piano, Paul Tanner percussion & Matt Styles saxophones) who specialise in the performance, interpretation, education and composition of cross-genre works. This is a unique genre of music as it often asks the performer to be able to understand and interpret classical, jazz and popular music styles, whilst also expecting a high level of improvisation.
Mixt performed at the World Saxophone Congress in Scotland in July 2012. check out the ‘calendar’ for more dates. Watch out for the 2014 recordings…
FSO: the emergence of an exciting and powerful 5 saxophone new music group…