Blog- February 2015

I still can’t believe that I’ll finish my graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music in just three months. It’s been a wildly exciting two years at school and I’m looking forward to playing with everyone even more after college.

Blog- January 2015

First of all, I just want to say Happy New Year to everyone.  I hope all of you had a great holiday season and I’m looking forward to seeing you this year. It’s winter break now at Manhattan School of

Arizona 2014 (Rainbow Acres)

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This October (10/25/14), I performed for the 40th Anniversary Gala of Rainbow Acres, a residential community for adults with developmental disabilities in Camp Verde, Arizona. It was a long trip from New York City… a 6-hour flight to Phoenix followed

Blog- August 2013

Blog- August 2013 “A Bigger Celebration” album coming out 9/17/13! Hey everyone.  I hope you are all doing well. I have a whole bunch of gigantic announcements to make. This September (September 17, to be exact), I’ll release my new

“A Bigger Celebration” Album Trailer

Here’s a new trailer to announce the release of my tenth album, A Bigger Celebration.  The record features Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax, Bruce Gertz on bass, Richie Barshay (of Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock fame) on drums.  Mark Zaleski

Blog- Mid-July 2013

Hey everyone.  It’s been a long time since the last blog… But that’s because I have a whole bunch of gigantic announcements to make. This fall, I’ll release my new album A Bigger Celebration, which features Jerry Bergonzi on tenor

The Making of “A Bigger Celebration” (Blog- January 2013)


   Hey everyone.  It’s Matt again. I just recorded my new album.  It’s called A Bigger Celebration, and it will be released this fall.  This album is really upbeat and fun, with lots of melodic Latin-influenced tunes.  It’s also ambitious; many

Blog- December 2012

Blog- December 2012 Happy Holidays everyone!  I hope you are well. I have a new YouTube video of an original called “Power Pop.”  This video was recorded live in Japan.  You can watch it by clicking HERE. My last concert

Blog- November 2012

My last semester at Berklee College of Music is in full swing (no pun intended) right now.  Midterms week is over, but I have tour dates and final projects planned for my last two months.  The official “finale” to the

Monterey Jazz Festival (Blog- October 2012)

Photo copyright 2012 Berklee College of Music.

As I write this now, it’s Columbus Day weekend.  I just finished the first month of my last semester at Berklee, and I’m doing lots of touring as well.  In two months, I’ll finish my undergraduate studies and get my