Brooklyn, United States
"Questionable Creatures" available on CD and digital download: http://matthewsilberman.bandcamp.com/album/questionable-creatures
New DeSoto EP "sense of space:" https://soundcloud.com/desotois/sets/sense-of-space-ep
Matthew Silberman's musical experience began in utero, attending his mother's opera performances and rehearsals. He began his formal musical training with the piano and the clarinet, eventually falling in love with the saxophone at 13.
He grew up by the beach in Santa Monica, CA., and was thoroughly influenced by the infinite and timeless nature of the ocean. After attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Matthew traded the expansive beaches of California for the steel geometry of New York City. He attended the New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music Program, and currently resides in Brooklyn.
Matthew has performed with Billy Higgins, Nancy Wilson, Roy Hargrove, Robert Hurst, Gregory Tardy, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Patrice Rushen, Bobby Sanabria, and contemporaries such as Logan Richardson, Tommy Crane, Greg Ruggiero, Frank LoCrasto, Chris Tordini, Jonathan Finlayson, Tyshawn Sorey, Mike Pinto, Becca Stevens, Nir Felder, and Alan Hampton among many others.
He has also recorded with Mike Moreno, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Warren Cuccurullo, Krystle Warren, and Fisticuffs, whom he also composed with for Miguel. He recently collaborated in composing and recording music for the 2011 BET Honors Awards with Fisticuffs as well.
Matthew recently recorded his debut album as a leader, "Questionable Creatures," which is now available, released by DeSoto Sound Factory (http://www.desotoinc.com). He leads his own band, Press Play, and is a member of The Prigs, Brian Bonz & the Major Crimes, Krystle Warren & the Faculty and Tropic of Pisces.