Matthew Bourne solo
free jazz with classical & pop influence
The Salvador Dali of piano! The 30ish Brit is a thoroughly post-modern musician. Freaky, funny, yet capable of stunningly intimate and intense beauty. He takes, with his piano and samplers, whatever he
feels like from avant-garde, contemporary classical, jazz and, well, the popular culture at large. Offensive, moving, banal, provocative and breathtaking are the most commonly used adjectives with Matthew
He started his musical adventure early on with the trombone, continued with the cello, but changed to the piano after seeing Frank Sinatra singing on TV. He won “The Perrier Young Jazz
Musician” award in 2001 and is currently The Artist in Residence at the Leeds College of Music, lecturing in composition and piano. On top of his solo performances, which may take you to the movies or
to meet Homer Simpson, Matthew leads Bilbao Syndrome. He describes the trio as “Scott Walker meets Meshuggah” and warns that it’s not for the fainthearted.