One of the brightest guitarists of his generation, Matthew Stevens will soon be releasing his debut album on Concord Records. Over the past decade he has performed and recorded with some of contemporary music’s finest musicians, including Christian Scott, Victor Bailey, Jason Moran, Rodney Holmes, Ben Williams, Jeff Lorber, Jacky Terrasson, Esperanza Spalding, Ambrose Akinmusire, Sean Jones, Dave Samuels, Walter Smith III, Terri Lyne Carrington, Harvey Mason and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Stevens’ playing has been applauded in publications worldwide, including The New York Times, Downbeat, Jazz Times, Billboard Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and All About Jazz.
He has toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, South Africa, and South America, performing at some of the best national and international jazz festivals including Montreux, North Sea, Newport, Montreal, Monterey, Fujitsu, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage, and at renowned venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note clubs in New York, Tokyo and Milan, and the Moscow International Music House.
Stevens is a member of the adjunct faculty at the New School and has taught at the Maryland Summer Jazz Workshop and Berklee College of Music Guitar Week (his alma mater). He is from Toronto, Canada, and currently resides in New York City.