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Matt Boden


Matt Boden is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer originally from Hobart, Australia.-  Having lived and worked in Melbourne, Berlin, Ningbo and Paris, Matt calls Hobart home once again.

Matt has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and prizes from various festivals and industry bodies.-  In 2011 he won the Australian Jazz Bell award for Best Traditional Jazz Album, with Leigh Barker and The New Sheiks.-  In 2008 Matt placed 3rd in the inaugural Boris Vian Concours du Jazz in Paris with his trio. He was a finalist in the 2013 Wangaratta Jazz Festival National Jazz Awards.

Matt has lived and worked around the planet, with the longest stretch outside Australia being seven years in Paris, where he worked extensively as a performing and recording artist.-  Matt's performing credits include work with international artists Peter Giron, Meow Meow, Gotye, Vince Jones, Doug de Vries, and Eddie "˜Boogieman' Kirkland.

Matt performs at leading venues and major festivals throughout Australia and internationally on a regular basis. These festival appearances include The Melbourne International Jazz Festival, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, The Stonnington Jazz Festival, MONA FOMA, Dark MOFO, The Paris Jazz Festival, The Jazz Pas Grave Festival (Paris), and The Ascona Jazz Festival (Switzerland).-  Matt has performed in leading venues worldwide such as Sunset/Sunside (Paris), A-Trane (Berlin), Caveau de la Huchette (Paris), CJW (Shanghai), The Paris Cat, Bennetts Lane, and The BMW Edge (Melbourne).

Matt is continually interested in the development of the musical community in Australia, and is co-curator of the Hobart jazz club Sixty Jazz Club which presents local, national and international artists.