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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Matt Olson

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Name: Matt Olson
Website: http://www.MattOlsonMusic.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: 1340 CC
Presentation Title: I Am My Own Rhythm Section: Approaching the Unaccompanied Solo
Type of Presentation: Non-Performance: Jazz Lecture
Proposal Duration: 50
Bio:

Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist Matt Olson is Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Furman University. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. He has performed with Randy Brecker, Kurt Elling, Benny Carter, Wayne Bergeron, Jason Marsalis, Byron Stripling, John Fedchock, Ryan Keberle, Doc Severinsen, Manhattan Transfer, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole. Lou Rawls, Ben Folds, the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, among others. He is a founding member and co-leader of the Unhinged Sextet, who have two recordings on OA2 Records – Clarity (2015) and Don’t Blink (2017). Matt is also active as a clinician and adjudicator, including presenting clinics at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Jazz Education Network Conference. His work has been published by Downbeat magazine, The Saxophone Symposium, and Walrus Music.

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