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Matt Steckler

posted Aug 6, 2015, 8:57 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 4:31 PM ]
Matt's work as a freelance performer includes appearances with Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Joe Lovano, Jim McNeely, Pheeroan Aklaff, Warren Smith, Neely Bruce, Tyshawn Sorey, Randy Brecker, Lee Konitz, Bobby Sanabria, George Russell, Lenny Pickett, Bob Moses, Jay Hoggard, Gunther Schuller, Inter-Art Ensemble, George Lewis, Gamelan Song of Lion, Wesleyan Steel Pans, Dinu Ghezzo, Roswell Rudd, Jon Hendricks, Jazz Composers Alliance, Steve Songs, Made in the Shade, Head of State, Corina Bartra, Smokehouse Prophets, Sam Bigelow, Doran Danoff, Brandon Patton, Dave Cope and others. As a composer, his achievements are commissions from Meet the Composer, American Composers Forum, American Music Center and Chamber Music America, a 3-time poll winner in the Boston Phoenix, and a Boston Music Award. His teaching experience of over a dozen years includes faculty positions at RPI, NYU and Bergen Community College, metro NYC and Boston Public and Parochial Schools, including teaching band for Immaculate Heart of Mary School the last year it was open. The students gave a highly successful and prayerful Lenten concert in the church in March '12.