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Music featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

POSTED ON May 21, 2019

Dropped off my kid at school this morning then turned on NPR’s Morning Edition and heard one of my tunes from the Tattooed By Passion album.

Morning Edition has been incredibly supportive of my music over the years and I’m always honored when use it … not to mention surprised when I actually hear it live!

Music for Goodwill’s Earth Day 2019 Ad Campaign

POSTED ON April 29, 2019

Goodwill Earth Day 2019 :60 from Boone Sommerfeld on Vimeo.

Worked with director Boone Sommerfeld on this fun commercial for Seattle’s Goodwill Earth Day 2019 campaign. This track was recorded at my studio with Jon Hamar on bass and Hans Teuber on flute.

Music composed for King County Bar Association Documentary

POSTED ON April 09, 2019

 

I recently composed music for a mini-documentary for the King County Bar Association documenting their work with the Housing Justice Project. “Protecting Families from Homelessness” aired during their annual “Breakfast with Champions” fundraiser which featured a keynote speech by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Very proud to have worked with the team at Sparkworks Media on this project.

Composing new themes for KCTS9

POSTED ON February 23, 2019

In December 2018 I was commissioned to write some new themes for Seattle’s PBS station, KCTS 9.

They are making their way onto the air … you can view one here:
All of KCTS’ existing themes were ‘upbeat.’ The task for this theme was to create a theme to bookend ’emotional’ or ‘delicate’ subject matter.

The entire package of music included five versions of the KCTS9 theme which will start airing throughout 2019.

Music from How I Learned To Drive

POSTED ON July 24, 2018

Earlier this month Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s production of How I Learned To Drive wrapped.

My role on this show was more sound design and editing source music … but I did get an opportunity to write a few cues.

One of the few comedic reliefs was the juxtaposition of subject matter with the theme of a 1950s-1960s PSA Instructional Video and the Drivers Manual. So I created a theme called “Safety First: You and Driver Education” which was used at a couple spots during the play.

Take a listen on Spotify

POSTED ON July 23, 2018

A Spotify playlist of some of my original compositions:

Download the MotoTrek India Soundtrack

POSTED ON June 14, 2018

The MOTOTREK series set off for a series of episodes in India this year. I wrote some new music specifically for the specials. A number of people have requested a copy of the music so I’m offering it here as a free download.

If you would like to make a small contribution (via PayPal) for the music, click here.

Download MotoTrek India Original Soundtrack:

  • * The download is free ... but it would be great to have you on my email list for future shows and albums!

Some Holiday Music for MotoTrek

POSTED ON January 03, 2018

For the past year I’ve been writing music for the MotoTrek YouTube Series. It is mostly a drum score but for the year-end episode I got a last-minute call to write something “Holiday sounding” … oh, and can you get it to us in the next hour or so.

And the MotoTrek series has started to catch on in December. This was the episode that brought in a lot of views.

Presenting my music at Tula’s Jazz Club: October 13-14

POSTED ON October 05, 2017

Hey All … the weekend of October 13-14 I’m presenting a weekend of my original music from the past 17 years of recordings on Origin Records.

Included in the first set will be music from Tattooed by Passion which I haven’t performed live with the full 9-piece band (jazz quintet + string quartet) in six years.

I’m excited for the weekend of music and would love for all of you to join me. And did I mention that the first night is my 45th birthday …

FRIDAY – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13-14
MUSIC BY MATT JORGENSEN

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 Second Ave / Seattle

Music starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20, All Ages

Make a Reservation! 206-443-4221

Featuring:

Thomas Marriott – trumpet
Mark Taylor – saxophone
Ryan Burns – piano
Phil Sparks – bass
Matt Jorgensen – drums

with:
Heather Bentley – violin
Karen Halliburiton – violin
Brianna Atwell – viola
Chris Worswick – cello

John Coltrane Birthday Weekend

POSTED ON September 17, 2017

I am honored to be hosting the John Coltrane Birthday Celebration at Tula’s Jazz Club on September 22-23.

Joining me this year will be Portland saxophonist Rob Davis who has been a musical collaborator of mine since my college days. Rob is also on my first Matt Jorgensen +451 CD entitled, The Road Begins Here.

Rounding out the group will be Tim Kennedy on piano, Phil Sparks on bass, and myself on drums.

Reservations are recommended as this is an popular annual event!

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22-23
THE JOHN COLTRANE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 Second Ave
Seattle

Music starts at 7:30pm | All Ages
Tickets $25
Reservations: 206-443-4221

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