Matt Savage Groove Experiment - "Escalator Music"

Hello friends. This is my (almost) new funk band... the Matt Savage Groove Experiment! We do lots of covers, but we also do new tunes of mine that are separate from my solo and trio compositions. This is a new original called "Escalator Music" - named because it's meant to escalate the spirits, but also because the tempo is the opposite of elevator music. This piece was recorded during our 15th show, at New York City's Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3), on February 20, 2017.

Matt Savage- "Got to Get You Into My Life" (Live in Boston)

I am excited to finally share with you a video from my fall 2016 Matt Savage: Piano Voyages CD release tour! This tune is the Beatles classic "Got to Get You Into My Life"; it's the opening track on Piano Voyages and the first rock cover I've put on CD. The concert was at the Regattabar in Cambridge, MA on October 19, 2016... it was the first show on the tour. On the album, I play solo piano and keyboards; Erena Terakubo is a special guest alto saxophonist on one song.

Matt Savage Trio- "Go On" (New song, live in Japan 2015)

This is the first YouTube video from my 2015 trio tour of Japan... it's a new single called "Go On." It really was exciting playing in Japan for the second time. And I hope to come back soon! This same venue (Chuka Hall, Kobe) was the place where my album "A Live Celebration" was recorded back in 2012. So you might notice that the setting is a little familiar. And the single "Go On" (released July 2015) is currently available at all digital stores. Click here to listen.

Matt Savage with Bobby Watson- "Big Apple Blues"

Here's a song from my "Welcome Home" CD Release concert in New York at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The concert was with a special quartet featuring the legendary Bobby Watson on alto sax, who also plays on the album. It was nothing short of a great honor to work with Bobby and to play with him at this concert. The song is "Big Apple Blues," the first movement from "Big Apple Suite." And yes, the suite is on the "Welcome Home" album. Joris Teepe is on bass and Peter Retzlaff is on drums.

Matt Savage with Bobby Watson- "The City Is Alive/Finale"

These two tunes are also from my "Welcome Home" CD Release concert  at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York... They are "The City Is Alive" and "Finale," the last two movements of my "Big Apple Suite." The suite describes 24 hours of life in New York, and the last two movements are about the busy streets of the Big Apple during the daytime. You'll recognize a familiar little tune at the end... This concert was with a special quartet featuring the legendary Bobby Watson on alto sax, who also plays on the album.  Joris Teepe is on bass and Peter Retzlaff is on drums.

Matt Savage with Bobby Watson- BeanTown 2013 ("A Bigger Celebration" and "Cherokee")

This promotional video was recorded live at Boston's Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on September 28, 2013. This was a special quartet concert featuring legendary alto saxophonist Bobby Watson alongside my original trio (with Boston musicians John Funkhouser and Steve Silverstein). The first intro song (that I play on piano) is the title track from my album "A Bigger Celebration." Then, we all play Ray Noble's classic standard "Cherokee."

Matt Savage - "Game of Thrones" Theme Song (Live in Boston)

Here's a cover of one of my favorite TV theme songs of recent times- the theme to the acclaimed HBO drama "Game of Thrones" (composed by Ramin Djawadi). Because, you know, winter is coming. This was recorded during my A Bigger Celebration tour at the Regattabar in Cambridge, MA (a suburb of Boston) with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax, Mark Zaleski on soprano sax, Bruce Gertz on bass and Richie Barshay on drums on October 16, 2013. All of these musicians are on my album A Bigger Celebration.

The Matt Savage Trio - "The Session Suite Part 1 (Murph's)" (Live in Japan)

This song is called "Murph's," and it's the first part of "The Session Suite," which is on my limited-edition live album A Live Celebration: Kobe, Japan. The whole suite is about improvised jazz jam sessions, and each section is based on the chord changes of a familiar jazz standard. You might be wondering where Murph's is. Well, I can't tell you, but let's just say that it's where the jams are. This video was recorded at Chuka Hall in Kobe, Japan with Shota Ishikawa on bass and Tatsuhiko Takeda on drums on September 1, 2012. You'll find the same version of this song on A Live Celebration.

Matt Savage - "Take the A Train" (Live in Boston)

Here's a video of me playing Billy Strayhorn's immortal jazz standard "Take the A Train" during my A Bigger Celebration CD release tour.  The song celebrates my time in New York; I did my Master's degree at Manhattan School of Music. This was the encore of my concert at the Regattabar in Cambridge, MA (a suburb of Boston) with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax, Mark Zaleski on soprano sax, Bruce Gertz on bass and Richie Barshay on drums on October 16, 2013. The funny thing about this song is that it was recorded in Boston, a city with no A train.  There's a B, a C, a D, and an E subway train, but no A!

"A Bigger Celebration" (Live in Boston)

This is a fun song called "A Bigger Celebration."  It's the title track from my 2013 studio album, which features Jerry Bergonzi, Bruce Gertz, Richie Barshay and Mark Zaleski.  The video was recorded at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, MA on March 7, 2013.  Bruce Gertz plays bass and Anthony Fung is on drums.

Matt Savage- "Spain" by Chick Corea (Live in Spain)

This video of Chick Corea's famous tune was from my second gig at Heineken Jazzaldia, an amazing jazz festival in San Sebastian, Spain. This concert was a solo piano gig at Club Victoria Eugenia in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre.