Best Large Ensemble Album

Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evan's Project - Lines Of Color

Best Latin Jazz Album

Miguel Zenon - Identities Are Changeable

In 2015 Mat was fortunate to be involved in two projects that have been nominated for this years Grammy Awards. In the running for Best Large Ensemble Album is Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans project, and Mat is featured on the Bix Beiderbecke classic 'Davenport Blues'. By recovering and performing these lost works, Truesdell has filled in essential missing pieces of Evans' rich musical narrative, expanding the legacy of one of Jazz history's most revered composers and arrangers.

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The other album eligible for a Grammy is Miguel Zenon's fantastic project entitled 'Identies Are Changeable'. Mat plays lead trumpet on this 17-piece big band recording featuring Miguel and his trio - Luis Perdomo, Hans Glawischnig and Henry Cole.

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New Album set for release June 2016
Featuring Frank Kimbrough, Jay Anderson and Lewis Nash
Recorded at Sear Sound, New York City

Mat recently recorded a solo album featuring original works and obscure standards with this stellar group of musicians at the famous Sear Sound studios in New York City. The album is in the process of mixing/mastering and is set to be released in June this year.

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Lucas Pino No Net Nonet

Lucas Pino's No Net Nonet
Origin Records
New Release

Lucas Pino's No Net Nonet, after years playing every month at Smalls Jazz Club in the West Village, NYC, recorded their first album. The band includes Lucas Pino, tenor - Alex Lore, alto - Nick Finzer, trombone - Andrew Gutauskas, baritone - Glen Zaleski, piano - Des White, bass and Colin Stranahan, drums. Out Now!

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