Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band
Trumpeter, Composer, and Educator Dr. Matthew White is currently Professor of Trumpet, Coordinator of Jazz and Commercial Music, and Director of Ensembles at Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC) and was previously a first call freelance and session musician in Nashville and Miami. He holds degrees from the University of North Florida and The University of Miami and has appeared on numerous albums, radio broadcasts, and television shows, performing with: Bob Mintzer, Jeff Coffin, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Liebman, Rihanna, Oscar DeLeon, Brian Setzer, the Mavericks, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten, Howard Levy, and various other artists, ensembles, symphonies, and big bands.
In 2013, Matt released his first album as a leader, The Super Villain Jazz Band. The album has gained widespread critical acclaim, including 4 stars in Downbeat Magazine.
“It heralds the arrival of a new major voice in jazz, one whose name belongs in the pantheon of its true heroes.” – Russ Musto, New York Jazz Record
“In The Super Villain Jazz Band, Matt White validates himself as a legitimate jazz composer assisted by a group of outstanding jazz sidemen in an exceptional collection of jazz compositions.” – Jeffrey Uhrich, AllAboutJazz.com
Matt’s new album, Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band – Worlds Wide, features new original music inspired by places both real and imaginary. It includes a three-part suite inspired by the Gullah music of St. Helena Island, featuring: Roy Agee, Steve Bailey, and Victor Wooten.
Matt is a Bach Trumpet performing artist and endorses Patrick Mouthpieces.