Matt Miller is a musician and writer who has played the tenor saxophone throughout NYC, Atlanta, and Macon, GA, and written articles and reviews for All About Jazz-NY, Jazz.com, Jazzhouse.org, Jazz Notes, Macon Magazine, The Macon Telegraph, and TheLocal478.com, The Central Record in Medford, NJ, and on his blog, tuneOUToptIN.wordpress.com.
A graduate of New School University in New York City, with a BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music, Matt has studied and performed with many world-class musicians, among them: Reggie Workman, Billy Harper, Frank Kimbrough, Joanne Brackeen, and Michael Blake, and has performed with his own groups at venues like The Jazz Standard, The Stone, Le Poisson Rouge and Sweet Rhythm in New York, and Grant’s Lounge in Macon. He is the saxophonist in the Macon-based band Truffleina, and is also in the process of forming his own group comprised of Macon musicians.
As a journalist, Matt has extensively covered the NYC jazz and experimental music scenes since 2004. As an intern with former Downbeat Magazine editor and NPR Contributor Howard Mandel, Matt gained extensive experience in editing and radio production, and was also a coordinator and performer at the Jazz Journalist’s Association Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He has continued to contribute reviews and features for New York music publications, and has immersed himself in the historically rich and continually evolving Macon music scene since moving to Macon in July of 2010.