Affectionately called “The Crooner” by his fans, Matthew loves doing the best music of the 20th century ~ hits by great artists such as Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, and many more.
As both a trained vocalist and professional jazz pianist, Matthew brings a classic style of jazz crooning to all his performances. A Portland native, his diverse musical abilites have taken him across America and include countless live settings, albums, and extensive radio and television work.
Closer to home, Matthew has performed in some of Portland’s finest venues such as Pittock Mansion, Portland Golf Club, the Benson Hotel, The Marriott, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, serving on the piano staff at Lloyd Center Nordstrom, and has been a featured entertainer at Portland International Airport (PDX). His rich musical expression and warm, entertaining style are much loved by all his listeners, and are a perfect fit for parties, concerts, and wherever top-notch Swing Era crooning and jazz piano are in demand.
Music is such a great way of brightening someone’s day, and of making a special occasion “unforgettable.” I know you’ll find my style of entertaining – whether solo or with my Swing Duo or Trio – to be the perfect addition to your next event… I look forward to serving you.
FOR YOUR NEXT SPECIAL EVENT, MATTHEW ALSO OFFERS A SWING DUO AND SWING TRIO FEATURING SOME OF PORTLAND’S FINEST JAZZ MUSICIANS. BE SURE TO VISIT HIS “SWING COMBOS” PAGE HERE.