Grammy awarded producer, composer, arranger and instrumentalist, Matt
Perrine looks to the future for the best of what can be. When he starts looking
backward, he will know it will be time to retire.
In the meantime, he happily spends his time performing and educating at
every opportunity. There is nothing Matt loves more than to prepare, perform, and
talk about music! Matt also has been in the trenches of the music industry, and has
many insights on how to navigate their murky passages.
Matt has lived a life full of vast musical exploration, with many many
stand out opportunities. He has performed at the North Sea Festival and at the
Umbria Summer and Winter festivals, as well as the International Jazz Festivals in
Berlin, Orvieto, Newport, and Chicago. He is also a mainstay at the New Orleans
French Quarter Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals. He has
been seen around the world performing with Ray Anderson's Pocket Brass Band,
Erika Stucky, Bonerama, Grammy award winning New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Jon
Cleary, and the Tin Men.
Recording credits include Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Dr.
John, Ani DiFranco, Florence and the Machine, Jerry Douglas, Maryanne Faithful,
Rickie Lee Jones, Bruce Hornsby, OK go and Better Than Ezra. He has composed
and written arrangements for every band he has played in and has also written for
acts as varied as The Boston Pops, Kevin Clark's BOSE Big Band, and Tony
Award-winner, Michael Cerveris. His compositions have also been featured on
HBO's critically acclaimed series, TREME, syndicated NPR series the Reading
Life, and as the opening theme for Comic Relief 4 featuring Robin Williams,
Whoopie Golberg, and Billy Crystal. Matt was also the musical director, arranger
and conductor for for Nine Lives - the Musical. When in New Orleans, Matt can be
seen performing with The Tin Men, Bonerama, Aurora Nealand & the Royal
Roses, Sick and the trained professionals, and the Panorama Jazz Band.