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

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.

Matt Savage- "Got to Get You Into My Life" (Live in Boston)

I am excited to finally share with you a video from my fall 2016 Matt Savage: Piano Voyages CD release tour! This tune is the Beatles classic "Got to Get You Into My Life"; it's the opening track on Piano Voyages and the first rock cover I've put on CD. The concert was at the Regattabar in Cambridge, MA on October 19, 2016... it was the first show on the tour. On the album, I play solo piano and keyboards; Erena Terakubo is a special guest alto saxophonist on one song.

Matt Savage Trio- "Go On" (Live in Japan 2015)

This is the first YouTube video from my 2015 trio tour of Japan... it's a new single called "Go On." It really was exciting playing in Japan for the second time. And I hope to come back soon! This same venue (Chuka Hall, Kobe) was the place where my album "A Live Celebration" was recorded back in 2012. So you might notice that the setting is a little familiar. And the single "Go On" (released July 2015) is currently available at all digital stores. Click here to listen.

Matt Savage with Bobby Watson- BeanTown 2013 ("A Bigger Celebration" and "Cherokee")

This promotional video was recorded live at Boston's Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on September 28, 2013. This was a special quartet concert featuring legendary alto saxophonist Bobby Watson alongside my original trio (with Boston musicians John Funkhouser and Steve Silverstein). The first intro song (that I play on piano) is the title track from my album "A Bigger Celebration." Then, we all play Ray Noble's classic standard "Cherokee."

Matt Savage - "Game of Thrones" Theme Song (Live in Boston)

Here's a cover of one of my favorite TV theme songs of recent times- the theme to the acclaimed HBO drama "Game of Thrones" (composed by Ramin Djawadi). Because, you know, winter is coming. This was recorded during my A Bigger Celebration tour at the Regattabar in Cambridge, MA (a suburb of Boston) with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax, Mark Zaleski on soprano sax, Bruce Gertz on bass and Richie Barshay on drums on October 16, 2013. All of these musicians are on my album A Bigger Celebration.

Matt Savage - "Take the A Train" (Live in Boston)

Here's a video of me playing Billy Strayhorn's immortal jazz standard "Take the A Train" during my A Bigger Celebration CD release tour.  The song celebrates my time in New York; I did my Master's degree at Manhattan School of Music. This was the encore of my concert at the Regattabar in Cambridge, MA (a suburb of Boston) with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax, Mark Zaleski on soprano sax, Bruce Gertz on bass and Richie Barshay on drums on October 16, 2013. The funny thing about this song is that it was recorded in Boston, a city with no A train.  There's a B, a C, a D, and an E subway train, but no A!

"A Bigger Celebration" (Live in Boston)

This is a fun song called "A Bigger Celebration."  It's the title track from my 2013 studio album, which features Jerry Bergonzi, Bruce Gertz, Richie Barshay and Mark Zaleski.  The video was recorded at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, MA on March 7, 2013.  Bruce Gertz plays bass and Anthony Fung is on drums.

Matt Savage- "Spain" by Chick Corea (Live in Spain)

This video of Chick Corea's famous tune was from my second gig at Heineken Jazzaldia, an amazing jazz festival in San Sebastian, Spain. This concert was a solo piano gig at Club Victoria Eugenia in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre.