Matt Munisteri (Matt Munisteri Band),
Matt’s journey through 20th century American music yields a vision which feels intrinsically whole, with his own music always serving as a one-of-a-kind reflection of a life immersed in all the far-flung variants of American popular song. His 2003 debut CD Love Story garnered him a place on the “Best Of” lists and secured for him top slots on Amazon’s Top Ten Jazz CDs of The Year. Matt has been featured on France’s ARTE television, profiled in Downbeat magazine, honored with Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award, and been the subject of several broadcasts on NPR.
When not working on his own projects, Matt’s primary sideman gigs for the last few years have been playing with violinist Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra, and with singer Catherine Russell. His skills and originality as an accompanist have led to many recording opportunities with singers including Holly Cole, Madeline Peyroux, Liz Wright, “Little” Jimmy Scott, Geoff Muldaur, Sasha Dobson, and Kat Edmondson. Inside and outside of the jazz world, Matt is credited on over seventy CDs.