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Matt Wates

Matt was born in London in 1964 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1988.

Winner: Rising Star Award
BT British Jazz Awards

Runner-up: Alto Sax Award
BT British Jazz Awards
(1997, 98, 99)

Matt has recorded with Paz, Roadside Picnic, Sax Apeal, NYJO and the Michael Garrick Big Band. He has recorded three albums with his own sextet on the Audio-B label.

He has appeared with Bucky Pizzarelli, Humphrey Lyttelton, Georges Arvanitas, John Colliani, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Dusko Goykevich, Duncon Lamont, Ian Shaw, Norma Winstone and Peter King.

"A truly remarkable young British alto saxophonist" Dave Gelly, Observer

"A performer of boundless ability" Ken Rattenbury, Crescendo

"The most swinging alto player on either side of the Atlantic" Duncan Lamont

"One of the most promising talents in British Jazz" Dave Gelly, Observer

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