Guitarist, Currently promoting my new album
Matt has worked with a diverse range of artists including Youth (Killing Joke, The Orb), Arno Carstens, Fake?, Poly Styrene and Ozark Henry. He has also played with many of Britain’s major jazz artists such as Dave O Higgins, Alan Barnes, Dennis Rollins and Tony Kofi
His innovative style is supported by a career that has spanned genres from jazz to punk, folk to electronica.
Based in London, Matt’s current projects include jazz group The Matt Chandler Trio with Ross Stanley on Hammond Organ and Eric Ford on drums, and electro-funk band Pest who regularly play live shows around London and have releases on Ninja Tune records.
At present Matt is promoting his 3rd album,” Astrometrics” released on 33 Jazz Records.
“I wanted to do an album that was in keeping with the organ trio tradition but with a newer take on it and with material that was not composition heavy, where the music and the players just “get down to it”. The material, by design, is simplistic. It’s really a celebration of our skills and how are skills work together. The album title is in keeping with this theme as it is an anagram of our names.”
• 2013: International ‘Future Guitar Legend’, sponsored by Eastman Guitars. Matt took the stage with John Pisano in Los Angeles
• 2010: Blue Noize blues guitar competition.
• 2009: Best Newcomer for MC3 Organ Trio, at The Cheltenham Jazz Festival Budvar Brewed Awards
It Goes Like This
“flowing lines and figures reminiscent of Martino, Metheny and Benson” – Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
“There’s no denying the taste, skill and talent of everyone involved and both Chandler’s compositions and his effortlessly swinging solos have an infectious energy.” – Jazzviews.net
“When you have finished listening to the final track Dirty Rat, cue Funk Works and start again… “ – KindofJazz
“Chandler has provided an engaging set of original tunes for the trio to work with and the musicians respond with some fluent and inventive individual soloing allied to a tight, cohesive group dynamic.” – The Jazz Mann
“Superbly balanced and enjoyable…” – The Northern Echo
“Riveting music that flows with seamless sophistication” All About Jazz
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