Trumpeter and Composer Matt White is a recent addition to the Nashville Music Scene, hailing previously from Miami, Fl. He has performed with a variety of commercial and creative artists, including: Dave Liebman, Arturo Sandoval, Ira Sullivan, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Rihanna, Paul Anka, and Bruce Hornsby, among others. His playing and writing style has been recognized by Downbeat Magazine, NPR’s All Things Considered, and described as “Rhythmically Brash and Invigorating” by the Washington Post.
Matt holds a Doctorate and Master’s Degree in Studio Music and Jazz from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor in Jazz Performance from the University of North Florida. Despite a busy playing schedule, Matt has made music education a priority, teaching previously at the University of Miami and Belmont University. His research topic on Visualization in Improvisation is the first of its kind and examines the connections between visual elements and the improvisational process in specific improvisers.
Matt currently remains active as both a player and teacher in Nashville, performing with the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, various small groups, and local bands/ensembles.