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A Fort Lauderdale, Florida native Matt Parker began playing

music at the age of 14, starting on alto saxophone and moved

to the tenor saxophone in high school. At 17 Matt visited New

Orleans, LA for the first time and took a job playing six days a

week at The Gazebo, a restaurant next to the French Market.

While there, he meets such musical luminaries as Al Hirt, Pete

Fountain, and Ellis Marsalis. After returning to Miami, Fl to finish

his senior year of high school at New Worlds School of the Arts,

he began studying with Gary Cambell.

In 1999, Matt left for New York, where he attended the New

School, having studied and played with Phil Woods, Jane Ira

Bloom, Reggie Workman, Mike Karn, Charlie Persip, and Junior


Before graduating, he left college to join Maynard Ferguson and

his Big Bop Nouveau Band, touring in the U.S. and abroad for

two years. Over the past 20 years living in Brooklyn, Matt has

also performed and recorded with Hess Is More, Reggie

Watkins, Postmodern Jukebox, Reggie Quinerly, Enoch Smith

Jr., Cape Town Youth Choir and can be seen and heard in John

Wick. In addition to these, Matt has released two albums,

Worlds Put Together (BYNK 2013) and Present Time (BYNK

2016). These recordings received great reviews in the press,

including being selected in the "Best Albums of the Year" by

DownBeat Magazine in 2014 and 2016.

Currently, Matt is the musical director for Duane Park, a New

York City supper club that specializes in live music and

burlesque. As a composer and producer, I'm a featured

composer for Shutterstock Music and Premiumbeat Music.