Matt Savage Quartet – “I Know That You Know”

The Matt Savage Quartet plays a very uptempo version of Vincent Youmans’ Roaring Twenties standard “I Know That You Know”, live at Virtuosity Musical Instruments, Boston, MA. This tune was also made famous by Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt on the album “Sonny Side Up”. This was part of Matt Savage’s early 29th birthday concert at Virtuosity on May 11, 2021.  And the tune will also be released on Savage’s album The Whole Package!, in June 2023.

Matt Savage Groove Experiment – “What’s a Nightclub?” (Live)

The Matt Savage Groove Experiment plays “What’s a Nightclub?”, from their 2022 album The Groove Reawakens. This was a live performance at The Dance Hall in Kittery, ME (the southernmost town in Maine), on April 21, 2023. This tune is an instrumental jazz/funk piece, with lots of trap music influences. The sound is very ironic at times, and meant to capture the absurdity of trying to revive nightclub culture in the post-Covid era.

Matt Savage Groove Experiment – “The Allston Anthem” (live)

The Matt Savage Groove Experiment plays pianist Matt Savage’s original composition, “The Allston Anthem”… which is also the first song off of the Experiment’s new EP “The Groove Reawakens.” “The Groove Reawakens” will be out on Friday, December 2, 2022, on all streaming platforms and on CD. The tune is named after a neighborhood in Boston where Matt Savage lived for over five years. Allston is home to a lot of musicians and students, and there is a nightlife scene there. This video was recorded live at The Jungle Community Music Club in Somerville, MA, on August 7, 2022.

“Etude No. 7″ – Live at Longy School of Music

Pianist Matt Savage plays his original Etude No. 7 in B Major, from a cycle of 12 Etudes for Piano, which were written during the pandemic and premiered in Boston last year (2021). This video is part of Savage’s debut faculty recital at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA, which occurred on March 23, 2022. Matt Savage is on the Collaborative Piano and Jazz/Contemporary Music faculty there. At this debut recital, he did one set of classical piano, followed by a jazz trio and quartet set. The etude focuses on tremolos for the majority of its duration, and it also includes a great deal of tempo changes.

Matt Savage Trio – “The Savage Life Chose Me” – Live in New Hampshire

The Matt Savage Trio plays one of Matt’s brand-new original tunes, “The Savage Life Chose Me”.

This song was recorded live in concert at the Old Meeting House, Francestown, NH, on August 30, 2020. And the August 30 concert was the first outdoor in-person performance of Matt Savage since the pandemic.

Matt Savage – piano; Soso Gelovani – bass; Zak King – drums

Matt Savage Quartet – “The Savage Life Chose Me” (Split-screen virtual collaboration)

This is my first quartet video in a while and I’m really proud of what I have so far. This is a brand-new original composition of mine called “The Savage Life Chose Me.” It was written at the end of 2019 and performed a couple of times before the lockdown hit.

I really wanted to share this one with you, so here it is. It’s a virtual quartet video (spliced together from four separate recordings) and I am extremely proud of my bandmates’ work on this one. “The Savage Life Chose Me” is what we jazz cats call a “burner” – a very fast tune influenced by the bebop classics of the ’40s and ’50s.

Matt Savage – keyboard; Mark Zaleski – alto saxophone; Max Ridley – bass; Zachary King – drums

Matt Savage Groove Experiment – “Sunny (For Sonny)” music video

Hello friends. I hope that you are all staying safe, happy and healthy in your quarantine. Here is a brand-new video from my fusion project, the Matt Savage Groove Experiment. This is a tune of mine called “Sunny (For Sonny)” – and it’s a tribute to 89-year-old living legend of the tenor saxophone, Sonny Rollins.

We hope you enjoy the calypso sounds of this one. We did this video shoot back in January – can’t believe it’s been three months since then. And we are looking forward to sharing more music with you at our future shows!

Matt Savage – keyboards; Aaron Gratzmiller – tenor saxophone; Javier Rosario – guitar; Evan Carley – electric bass; Zachary King – drums

The Whole Package!

Matt Savage Quartet standing - white wall - lo res

I am proud to present The Whole Package! – a new quartet album, released on June 16, 2023.  It’s my most ambitious release yet, with an hour and a quarter of music.   Released in tandem with The Groove Reawakens by the Matt Savage Groove Experiment, The Whole Package! is still my first acoustic “straight-ahead” jazz album since 2016.

I’m so grateful to all my fellow musicians who helped make this album sound great (Mark Zaleski, Greg Loughman, and Zak King).

This album is available on all the major platforms, as well as at our online store.

It’s so exciting to be making music again, and getting back on the road!

Matt Savage Trio – “I Know That You Know”

The Matt Savage Trio plays an underrated jazz classic called “I Know That You Know” by Vincent Youmans and Anne Caldwell. This tune was written in 1926 for the short-lived musical “Oh, Please!” – and it was further popularized 33 years later with the release of the classic jazz album “Sonny Side Up” by Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt.

This tune is a real “burner,” as jazz musicians like to call the really uptempo tunes…

Matt Savage – piano
Soso Gelovani – bass
Zachary King – drums

Matt Savage Groove Experiment – “Splash Variations” album trailer

This is the brand spankin’ new trailer for the Matt Savage Groove Experiment’s new EP, SPLASH VARIATIONS. The album will be out later this fall.

We are a jazz fusion collective. Half of our tunes are instrumental, and half are vocal (including some funkified jazz standards). And of course there’s also a tune where the entire lyrics are just “Splash!”

This artistic project has been three years in the making and I am so proud to be sharing the results with you.