Matt Harris

Matt Harris is a graduate of the University of Miami (FL) and the Eastman School of Music (NY) with a Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition. Matt moved to Los Angeles (CA) after touring with jazz greats Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich. In addition to his devotion to jazz education, Matt’s versatility as a writer, arranger, and performer keep him busy in the Los Angeles studio scene. His music can be heard on numerous jingles, film scores, CDs and live productions. Matt has two CDs of original music, two published piano books, and more than 150 pieces of music published by Kendor Music and other publishers.

Matt is currently Director of Jazz Studies at California State University Northridge, directing the award-winning Jazz “A” Band and teaching jazz arranging, improvisation, combos, jazz harmony, class piano, and private piano instruction. Matt often performs as a guest soloist and clinician at various Universities and High Schools. He has recently performed and conducted groups in New Zealand, Denmark, and China.

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