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Matt Wigler



Biography

Matt Wigler is a jazz and blues piano and organ player from Baltimore, Maryland. Matt's unique blend of jazz, blues, and boogie music "could well go on to break new ground in the fields of blues and jazz" says Bill Wilson of the Billtown Blues Association. Matt has appeared with many famous musicians including Buckwheat Zydeco,Deanna Bogart, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Bobby Rush, Tab Benoit, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lil; Ed and the Blues Imperials, and Sir Mack Rice. Matt has also opened for blues guitar greats Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa.Matt will be featured in a documentary on blues pianists that will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.

Matt has played at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival (California), Beaches International Jazz Festival (Toronto), Cincy Blues Fest, Motor City Blues and Boogie Woogie Festival (Detroit), the Fedex Forum (NBA game in Memphis), Artscape(Baltimore), Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival (Maryland), Columbia Festival of the Arts (Maryland), The Birchmere and The State Theatre (Virginia), and the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise (Caribbean).

Matt's debut CD, XIII (Thirteen), released June 2007,is being played on radio stations around the world and is receiving great reviews. Matt has been interviewed on WPFW (89.3) in Washington, DC and ABC and Fox television in Detroit. His second CD, Epiphony was released July, 2009. 

Matt's albums, performance schedule, sound clips, photographs, and other information are all available online.

Watch Past Performances

Video 6/2/2012: Target Family Night: Matt Wigler

The Baltimore jazz pianist and 2010 Strathmore Artist in Residence performs with his trio. Part of the DC Jazz Festival.

Matt Wigler