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Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens (guitar) is a leading artist of his generation whose singular style “dissolves the demarcation lines between jazz, rock, and ambient music” (Mojo). The Grammy-nominated artist has been praised as “honest and soulful” (Pitchfork) and for “music (that) advances the ideals of modern jazz” (NPR).

In addition to his critically acclaimed solo albums—Woodwork, Preverbal, Pittsburgh, and In Common 1, 2, and 3 with Walter Smith III—Stevens’ songs and guitar playing are featured on over 70 albums by artists including Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, esperanza spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dave Douglas, Anna B Savage, ERIMAJ, Next Collective, Sean Jones, Linda May Han Oh, Harvey Mason, and Jany Green.

Stevens is an associate professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.