Matt Otto


Matt Otto studied music performance and composition at the Indiana University, Berklee School of Music, The New School for Social Research (BFA) and California Institute of the Art (MFA). Having lived in Japan, New York City and Los Angeles he has performed with a variety of artists, including Reggie Workman, Charlie Haden , Larry Koonse, Rashid Bakr, Ben Monder, Wada Leo Smith, Willie Jones III, Anthony Wilson, Alan Ferber, Tom Harrell, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Gregory Hutchinson, Joe La Barbera, Junior Mance, Leroy Vinegar, Jimmy Smith and others. He currently plays and has recorded with the Anthony Wilson Nonet ("The Power of Nine" Groove Note 1035, 2006), Joeless Shoe ( Joeless Shoe, 634479655630, 2007) as well as leading his own groups (53 West 19th, Noir Records 1996), (Red, Origin Records 2000) and appearing on 15 CDs as a side man. The free samples here represent three different recording projects that will be released sometime in 2008.
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