Saxophonist/Composer

Biography

 

"Matthew Sulzmann, who contributed a couple of well-formed, almost urbane solos" - Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News

 

Matthew is a London-based soprano/alto saxophonist and composer. In addition to leading his own quintet, he has performed with Neon Orchestra, Dom Ingham Sextet, and James Brady's "Voyagers", and the London Jazz Orchestra. Matthew is also keenly involved in education, and has taught on jazz courses including NYJCMehr Clef, NYJOS, Ronnie Scott's "Big Band in a Day", and Jazz Rehearsals London, in addition to his work at Brentwood and Abercorn schools.

 

Between 2013-15, Matthew studied at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, where he graduated with a distinction in Jazz Performance. He has been fortunate to study with many of the UKs most well respected jazz musicians, including: Julian Siegel, Iain Ballamy, Gareth Lockrane, Martin Speake, Nikki Iles, and Jim Hart. He also has a keen interest in both composition and arranging, which he has developed under the tutorship of Pete Churchill. During his time at the Academy, Matthew had the opportunity to perform with John Taylor, Dave Holland, and John Hollenbeck. 

 

Matthew has performed at many of London's top music venues, such as: The Vortex, 606 Club, Pizza Express Soho, The Purcell Room, QEH, King's Place, The Spice of Life, The Forge, and Green Note. 

 

Matthew is grateful for the support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, The John Hosier Foundation, and Help Musicians UK, without which his studies would not have been possible.