Excited to continue my adventure into radio. Starting Saturday, January 9th, I’ll be hosting a weekly radio show on KNKX 88.5fm called New Music Review. Each week I’ll be showcasing new releases in the world of jazz. You can listen in the Greater Seattle Area on 88.5fm or tune in online at http://knkx.org.
From the KNKX press release:
Following Grooveyard we’ll present New Music Review with Matt Jorgensen, from 4 to 5. Matt is active in all aspects of the Seattle jazz scene; he recorded four records with his group Matt Jorgensen +451 for Origin Records, he founded and is co-Artistic Director of the Ballard Jazz Festival, and produces jazz concerts in association with Bumbershoot and others. KNKX listeners will know Matt’s voice as the host of the Origin Records Holiday Specials. New Music Review will highlight selections from new album releases from a variety of styles.
Had the pleasure of again working with director Mike DeVore on his animated series, “Max and Friends.” The series has been brought over to the app Rizzle and the first 12 episodes will appear in the coming weeks. I always have a blast working on animation so looking forward to more projects with Mike and the team!
Once again I’ll be hosting the Origin Records Holiday Special on 88.5fm KNKX. Tune in to listen to two hours of jazz renditions of holiday classics as well some a sprinkling of seasonally appropriate originals!
You can listen in the Greater Seattle area on 88.5fm, or listen globally at knkx.org.
The shows airs:
Saturday, December 19 from 1:00 – 3:00pm (PST)
Friday, December 25 from Noon – 2:00pm (PST)
Listen to the promo:
Had the pleasure of writing some Holiday music for KCTS9 here in Seattle.
Currently airing Hanukkah and Christmas spots … with a Kwanzaa spot coming later in the month!
I had the pleasure of working with comedian Mike Devore on a couple of projects. We met working on Silas Lindenstein’s short film Sip and Style, then I helped him with some sound editing and additional music on his animated short The Greatest Battle. I was asked to do music for episode 5 of his animated series Max and Friends which was an absolute blast.
I feel fortunate to work with a great group of creatives here in Seattle. There will be more Max and Friends news in the future … until then, check out episode 5!
Finished another short film with director Silas Lindenstein. Sip and Style was shot over a weekend in early October as part of the Seattle 48-Hour Film Fest and will debut on Saturday, October 31 at 4:00pm.
You can buy a ticket here.
While on lockdown … my good friend (and MJ451 keyboardist) Ryan Burns wrote and recorded a new album which is available now in digital, CD or vinyl formats!
I had the pleasure of performing on three tracks (I also mixed one track). All the music, except one track, was recorded at home. For the track Shoreline we went to Jack Straw Studios and did a socially-distant session.
Thrilled to have again composed music for KCTS9 Seattle … this time the project was to revamp their station identity theme based on their new visual branding. The new package of music began airing in September 2020.
Late in 2019 I worked with my good friend Jeff McSpadden on the score for Generation Lockdown. As the film began the festival circuit I had a chance to go to Los Angeles and see it at the Rock The Shorts festival along with our director Sirad Balducci. That weekend in March was memorable for two reasons, one … the film won Best of Festival, and two … it was the last weekend before we began quarantine in Seattle.
Since then, the film is out on the film festival circuit now having been shown at NYC Independent Film Festival, Arizona Film Festival, Stonybrook Film Festival and more.
Update: Fun patio concert … click the “Watch Now” button below to watch an archive of the show.