Matthew S. White
Assistant Professor of Music
It heralds the arrival of a new major voice in jazz, one whose name belongs in the pantheon of its true heroes
Trumpeter, Composer, and Educator Dr. Matthew White is currently Assistant Professor of Trumpet, Coordinator of Ensembles and Commercial Music and Jazz atCoastal Carolina University (Conway, SC) where he teaches trumpet lessons, directs the CCU Jazz Ensemble and Combo 1, and manages the Wheelwright Recording Studio. Dr. White 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,and various other artists, ensembles, symphonies, and big bands.
In 2013, Matt released his first album as a leader, The Super Villain Jazz Band, on ARC. The album has gained widespread critical acclaim, including 4 stars in Downbeat Magazine.
In addition to a an active performing and teaching schedule, Matt is involved in a number of music research topics, including the preservation and archiving of traditional Gullah Spirituals, Visualization and Improvisation, and Brass Performance Fundamentals and Techniques. He edited Augie Haas’ Build Your Rangemethod book, which has international distribution and is used in over 25 Collegiate Trumpet Studios. He manages the CCU Recording Studio and has engineered and produced recordings for Dave Douglas, the Athenaeum Press, and Ron Daise.
Matt has been a member of the IASJ and Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residencies. He wasthe recipient of the CCU Edwards College 2014 John Durrell Award for excellence in Scholarship, Teaching and Service. He is currently slated to record his second albumas a leader, The Super Villain Jazz Band: Worlds-Wide, in 2016.
Matt is a Bach Trumpet and Patrick Mouthpiece performing artist.