MP3 Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph - Before The Stars Burn Out, with featured guests Diane Monroe & Ben Schachter
A modern classical indy rock big band. A guitar focused jazz trio, a string quartet and varied wind instruments playing creative music influenced by classical music, jazz, rock and everything in between.
10 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: Contemporary, JAZZ: Weird Jazz
Guitarist, composer, Matt Davis formed Aerial Photograph in 2001. Since then, the group has recorded two albums, received grants and Artist In Residencies, performed at Universities and distinguished venues such as The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and received many wonderful reviews. The ensemble’s unique instrumentation of two violins, viola, cello, clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophone, flugelhorn, trombone, guitar, found sounds, bass, & drums provide a distinctive voice to Matt’s music. It’s sound is inspired by the emotion of composers such as Ravel and Debussy, coupled with the spontaneity of Jazz.
In addition to Aerial Photograph, Matt has performed with musicians such as Odean Pope, Dave Burrell, Bobby Zankel (of the Cecil Taylor big band), saxophonist Billy Harper, The Jefferson University Chorus and Orchestra, Calvin Weston (member of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time) members of Sun Ra (Tyrone Hill, Marshall Allen, Elliott Levin), Terell Stafford, and Dave Liebman. He has received grants from the American Composers Forum and has been awarded an Artist in Residence position at the C.E.C. art center in Philly. Matt has presented guitar/ composition master classes at the University of the Arts, as well as high schools and grade schools throughout the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York area. He recently completed an Artist In Residencency for the National Parks Service from Buffalo National River Park in Arkansas for the month of September, 2005. Matt currently teaches guitar at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.