Matthew Stevens Group: Live At Berklee

Whether executing the new visions of his peers or fielding calls from veterans, few young jazz guitarists are as highly tipped. Matthew Stevens leads a band in songs from his forthcoming debut album.

Written by Patrick Jarenwattananon from WBGO-FM

Of the young guitarists on New York’s jazz scene, few are as highly tipped as Matthew Stevens. Best known for his role in Christian Scott’s quintet, he’s often drafted to execute the new visions of his peers, but also gets calls from veteran musicians like Terri Lyne Carrington and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Stevens also has a knack for writing and arranging, and will soon unveil his own debut recording as a bandleader.

He returns to his alma mater, where he graduated summa cum laude, for this edition of The Checkout: Live At Berklee. The Matthew Stevens Group performs in a live video webcast and radio broadcast on Wednesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET.

  • Matthew Stevens, guitar
  • Gerald Clayton, piano
  • Vicente Archer, bass
  • Eric Doob, drums
  • Paulo Stagnaro, percussion
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