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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

USA: Matt Panayides Quartet Appearing @ Cornelia Street Cafe Wed, Sept 7th 9:30pm

Matt Panayides Quartet
Appearing @
Cornelia Street Cafe
Wednesday, September 7th 9:30pm
 

Matt Panayides-guitar/compositions
Matt Vashlishan-saxophones
Steve LaSpina-bass
Alex Ritz-drums




Cornelia Street Cafe is located at 29 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village NYC.

There is a $10 cover charge and a $10 drink minimum.

Reservations are recommended: 212.989.9319. Cornelia Street Cafe offers a full dinner menu.


www.corneliastreetcafe.com


Matt Panayides is a modern guitarist and composer. He loves performing and collaborating with a diverse array of musicians, while being part of the vibrant, creative music scene of New York. 

He also works as a music educator in a wide variety of settings, from master classes, to guitar ensembles, to running his own private music studio. 
 
His compelling melodies, compositions and improvisations remain in the listener’s mind long after the gig, employing modern harmonies, free and structured improvisations, mixed-meter rhythms and straight-ahead swing. 
 
His current group features a long-standing partnership with Rich Perry on tenor sax and a rotating cast of some of NYC’s heaviest rhythm section players including: Steve LaSpina, Thomson Kneeland, Mark Ferber, Bob Sabin, Sam Trapchak, and Jeff Davis. 
 
In 2015 Matt released his second album as a leader entitled "CONDUITS" featuring his original compositions. Joined by Rich Perry, Mark Ferber and Thomson Kneeland.
 
In 2011 Matt released his first album as a leader. The album features his tunes with Rich Perry, Steve LaSpina and Dan Weiss. 
 
Matt holds a BM from Manhattan School of music and an MM from William Paterson University.
 




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