Described by his mother as "her youngest child," Matt started playing the violin at age five, made his illustrious stage debut as "Puppet #2" in the Eastbury Elementary School's 1992 production of PINOCCHIO, and spent several years honing his piano chops as Co-Captain of his high school math team. Matt is active in the dueling piano circuit throughout the New York / New England area, has performed at Dueling Piano bars in 17 states, in Europe
and on cruise ships throughout the Caribbean and Mediterranean. A third-place finisher in the 2015 O. Henry Pun-Off, he is widely considered one of the 500 best violinist-pianist-rapper-punsters in the Northeast. He grows his own beard.
Photograph by Travis Chantar