The Matt Savage Trio to Record New Live Jazz Album this Fall at Tufts University’s Distler Performance Hall on September 29th and 30th

August 2007

The Matt Savage Trio to Record New Live Jazz Album this Fall at Tufts University’s Distler Performance Hall on September 29th and 30th

CD to Feature Many New Compositions as well as Previous Favorites

Boston, Massachusetts: The Matt Savage Trio, helmed by jazz prodigy Matt Savage, will record a live album this fall at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. “Hot Ticket: Live in Boston” with The Matt Savage Trio will be recorded during two concerts at Distler Performance Hall, Saturday, September 29th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, September 30th at 2:30 PM. “Hot Ticket” will stay true to its name by featuring a number of new upbeat compositions, written by Savage, as well as a host of favorites from the Matt Savage Trio’s previous albums, including their 2006 acclaimed CD, “Quantum Leap.” Tickets will go on sale September 7th and can be purchased via Tufts Campus Events Box Office. Tickets will be $20 each, $10 for students.

“The great thing about recording a live album,” says fifteen-year-old Matt Savage, “is the energy between the musicians and the audience. I want this experience to be a fusion of familiar rhythms and a blast of new sounds that will wow! people from start to finish.” Included in the song line-up will be “Curacao,” the Caribbean-flavored composition from “Quantum Leap,” performed last year on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and the Trio’s Latin hit, “El Fuego,” which was performed at the Trio’s Birdland debut in 2004.

The Matt Savage Trio’s previous album, “Quantum Leap,” reached the Top 25 on the Jazz Week charts and was heard on Jazz radio stations throughout the country. In addition to their “Conan” appearance, the Trio made their debut at the famed Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City in 2007. Matt Savage also received his third consecutive award as ASCAP’s 2006/2007 Young Jazz Composer of the Year for his composition, “Hide and Seek” from the “Quantum Leap” CD.

“Hot Ticket” marks the Trio’s third live album, following “Chasing Your Tail,” recorded live at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2003 and “All Jazzed Up,” the Trio’s 2001 live release, which earned Matt Savage international media attention with appearances on “20/20,” “Lifetime Television,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “The View” and “The Today Show,” to name a few.

In June, The Matt Savage Trio performed for the first time at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival in Ottawa, Canada. Following their concerts at Tufts University, the Trio will perform a benefit concert on October 13 in Rochester, New Hampshire at the Opera House, in support of the Monarch School of New England. They will return to Canada on October 26 to participate in Toronto’s Abilities Arts Festival which will take place at the prestigious Glenn Gould Studio concert hall.

On December 25th, Marian McPartland’s popular “Piano Jazz” syndicated NPR series will begin airing McPartland’s interview with Matt Savage. Local NPR stations will air the program one to two weeks after the initial feed date.