Matt Endahl is a pianist, composer and educator working in Nashville. He has performed in groups led by Jeff Coffin, Rahsaan Barber, Duffy Jackson, Christina Watson, Marcus Finnie, Dara Tucker, and many others. He has also shared the stage with legendary figures such as Jimmy Heath, Arthur Blythe, Marcus Belgrave, Jane Ira Bloom, and Dave Liebman.
Matt studied piano with Geri Allen at the University of Michigan, where he earned his master’s degree in improvisation in 2012. In 2008 Matt was a Bösendorfer Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition semi-finalist, and from 2008-2013, he was on the music faculty at Hillsdale College. He has presented performances, compositions and research at the annual meetings of the International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM). He has also performed at the International Association for Jazz Educators conference (IAJE), Jazzanooga, the International Association for Schools of Jazz meeting (IASJ), the Detroit International Jazz Festival and Ann Arbor’s avant-garde music festival Edgefest.
Matt teaches Small Ensembles and Improvisation at the NJW.