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Matt has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and prizes from various festivals and industry bodies.  In 2011, he won the Australian Jazz Bell award for Best Traditional Jazz Album, with Leigh Barker and The New Sheiks.  In 2008, Matt placed 3rd in the inaugural Boris Vian Concours du Jazz in Paris with his trio.  He was a finalist in the 2013 Wangaratta Jazz Festival National Jazz Awards. Matt continues to perform at major festivals throughout Australia and internationally on a regular basis.  These festival appearances include The Melbourne International Jazz Festival, The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, The Stonnington Jazz Festival, The Paris Jazz Festival, The Jazz Pas Grave Festival (Paris), and The Ascona Jazz Festival (Switzerland).  Matt has performed in leading venues worldwide including Sunset/Sunside (Paris), A-Trane (Berlin), Caveau de la Huchette (Paris), CJW (Shanghai), The Paris Cat, Bennetts Lane, and The BMW Edge (Melbourne). Matt performs regularly around Australia with leading groups Leigh Barker and The New Sheiks, Panorama do Brasil and Kingston/Boden/Haywood/Jackson.  Matt is continually interested in the development of the musical community in Australia, and is co-curator of the Hobart jazz club '60 Jazz Club' which presents local, national and internationally renowned artists. Aside from his work as a pianist, Matt is also involved in the arranging, orchestrating and producing business.  His work includes: creating classical orchestrations for film, TV and the stage; arranging for and directing big bands; conducting, and score preparation.  He won the Original Music Composition category in the 2014 Tasmanian Advertising and Design Awards.

Music Tasmania acknowledges Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of this island, lutruwita (Tasmania). We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge traditional peoples' connection to country. We respect the traditions and customs of the Aboriginal people of lutruwita, who remain the custodians of these lands.