has been an active musician in Alberta, Canada's
music scene since the early 90's. He has had
the privilege of playing with jazz/blues legend,
Clarence "Big" Miller, the Edmonton
Symphony Orchestra and The Calgary Philharmonic.
An accomplished pianist and entertainer, Matt
has performed for television specials, fund-raisers,
community events and even the wedding of Ms.
Canadian Universe 1998.
as a session musician and songwriter / arranger
are also in demand. He has written, scored and
directed several full length musicals and is
heard on many recordings from a number of Alberta-based
artists. His unique subtle playing style brings
a certain freshness to the piano.
Matt has also
provided music in solo piano format or ensembles
for corporate clients such as:
Syncrude, Epcor, Weber Motors, The Alberta Lung
Association, West Edmonton Mall, Capital Health
Authority, Concordia College, Alberta Treasury
Branch, The Stollery Children's Hospital, Alberta
Advanced Education, Alberta Apprenticeship Board,
Hotel MacDonald, Shaw Conference Centre, Northlands,
Manulife Place, The Edmonton Christmas Bureau,
Tonko Realty Advisors, Standard General Inc,
Earls Restaurants, Brownlee LLP, Heritage Valley
Estates, Capilano Mall, The Fairmont Jasper
Park Lodge, Toronto Dominion Bank, Fun Sun Vacations,
Delton Cabinets, Alberta Wilderness Assc, AADAC,
Southtown Chrysler, Athabasca University, Children's
Health Foundation, Western America Venture Mgmt,
Synergy, Best Western Hotels, CNC Industries,
Millennium EMS Solutions and many more. In 2005
Matt had the distinguished honour of performing
for Queen Elizabeth II at the official opening
of the Royal Museum of Alberta. Events such
as these require a great deal of versatility
from all musicians involved as one is required
to play styles such as jazz, country, pop, rock
and pop according to the artist he or she is
supporting; Matt has the ability to be very
flexible in these situations, making him a natural
and versatile choice for events of this nature.
The gospel music scene has also given Matt a
lot of opportunities for which he is very thankful.
He has had the opportunity to perform with many
well known artists such as
Bob Carlisle (Butter Fly Kisses), Michelle Tumes,
Tom Howard, Lianna Klasse, Bob Fitts, Marty
Nystrom, Paul Baloche ...and played in the opening
acts for such bands as Avalon, For Him and Take
Matt has recently
finished his 9th summer season as pianist with
the Flextime Trio at the world famous, Fairmont
Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta . He is
happily married to Darlene, and is the father
of four wonderful children.