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Award-winning pianist Matt King pairs the quirky melodies of jazz icon Thelonious Monk to sensual Brazilian rhythms, with irresistible results. This world-class band will feature Anton Denner (reeds), Itaiguara Brandao (bass), and Alex Kautz (drums). Great menu & full bar, no cover charge.

Matt King w/Reza Khan Band

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The Blue Note, 131 West 3rd St, New York, NY

Matt will be appearing with guitarist/composer Reza Khan. Born in Bangladesh, Reza's style encompasses jazz, funk, Brazilian, Indian, and other world music. Personnel: Reza Khan - electric guitar Matt King - piano, keyboard, melodica Sergio Pereira - acoustic guitar Mark Egan - bass Mauricio Zottarelli - drums Fernando Saci - percussion Olivia Foschi - vocals

Matt King's "Monk in Brazil" Band

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Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main St, Madison, NJ

This show will feature music from Matt's critically-acclaimed album "Monk in Brazil", wherein the quirky melodies of jazz icon Thelonious Monk are paired with irresistibly pulsating Brazilian rhythms. Shanghai Jazz is NJ's finest jazz venue, with a great pan-Asian menu (come hungry!) Sets are at 7 and 8:30 PM; reservations recommended, no cover charge (table/bar minimums apply), family-friendly. Personnel: Matt King - piano/melodica Anton Denner - woodwinds Itaiguara Brandao - bass Vanderlei Pereira - drums

Matt King's "Welcome, Christmas" Trio

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Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main Street, Madison, NJ

Matt's jazz arrangements of Yuletide classics on his "Welcome, Christmas" album have been fan favorites for over two decades now. From straight-ahead swingers to Brazilian grooves, mideastern flavors, and ECM-esque explorations, Matt's soundscape of Christmas is as eclectic as it is inviting. This special show will feature Chris Berger (bass) and Pete MacDonald (drums).

Matt King's MONK IN BRAZIL

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Clement's Place, 21 Washington St, Newark, NJ

This show will feature music from Matt's groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed "Monk in Brazil" album, where the quirky compositions of jazz icon Thelonious Monk meet the irresistible rhythms of Brazil. Matt will be joined by three truly world-class musicians from the recording: Anton Denner (reeds), Itaiguara Brandao (bass), & Mauricio Zottarelli (drums). Two sets, no cover charge, and free wine!

Matt King Trio w/Rufus Reid & Pete MacDonald

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Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940

Matt will lead a trio featuring renowned bassist Rufus Reid and the great drummer Pete MacDonald thru two sets of eclectic jazz, with many special guest musicians expected to sit in. The venue has an excellent pan-Asian menu (come hungry!), a full bar, and is family-friendly. No cover charge (just a $25 food/drink minimum), reservations recommended. https://www.shanghaijazz.com/listen/2019/5/23/matt-king-trio-with-rufus-reid

Jan24

jazz bassoonist Michael Rabinowitz w/Matt King

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Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main St, Madison, NJ

Jazz usually isn't associated with the bassoon, but virtuoso Mike Rabinowitz can do everything on that uniquely beautiful instrument that any jazz saxophonist can do. This show will feature original music by Mike and Matt, as well as jazz classics and standards. w/Ruslan Khain (bass) and Tommy Campbell (drums). Sets at 7 & 8:30 PM, no cover charge (table/bar minimums apply), reservations recommended, family-friendly, great food.

Nov14

Matt King's MONK IN BRAZIL

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Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940

Matt will lead a world-class ensemble thru his Brazil-ified arrangements of Thelonious Monk's music, a la his latest CD, "Monk In Brazil". Featuring Anton Denner (reeds), Itaiguara Brandao (bass), and Mauricio Zottarelli (drums). No cover charge, table/bar minimums apply, reservations recommended. (Come hungry, the food is great!)

Nov4

Matt King/Bill Ware duo

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Locktown Stone Church, 323 Locktown-Sergeantsville Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822

Matt will be joining Bill Ware, one of the world's great vibraphonists, in an eclectic program of jazz featuring works by Mingus, Chick Corea, Roland Kirk, music from Brazil, selections from the Great American Songbook (yes, there'll be a little "crooning"), and more. Tickets: $15 (students $5)

Sep30

Matt King's "MONK IN BRAZIL"

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Jazz Forum, 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Matt brings his critically-acclaimed "Monk In Brazil" project back to the Jazz Forum, a great listening room. Melding the iconic, playful compositions of Thelonious Monk with the irresistible rhythms of Brazil, Matt and his colleagues will offer a unique musical alchemy. Featuring: Anton Denner (reeds), Itaiguara Brandao (bass), & Mauricio Zottarelli (drums). Tickets $15-20, reservations recommended. 914-631-1000 https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=F81B762E-EDBC-A106-9DA18D8E76F8726E

Sep19

Matt King Trio featuring Ratzo Harris

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Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main St, Madison, NJ

Matt will be joined by bassist Ratzo Harris and drummer Pete MacDonald. Expect jazz classics from Monk, Mingus, Golson, & Strayhorn et al, selections from the Great American Songbook, some Brazilian jazz, AND...most importantly...the UN-expected. Come enjoy an evening of eclectic jazz (not to mention amazing Asian cuisine!) Sets at 7 and 8:30 PM; no cover charge, table/bar minimums apply. Reservations recommended, call 973-822-2899. https://www.shanghaijazz.com/listen/2018/9/19/matt-king-piano-trio

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Award-winning pianist Matt King pairs the quirky melodies of jazz icon Thelonious Monk to sensual Brazilian rhythms, with irresistible results. This world-class band will feature Anton Denner (reeds), Itaiguara Brandao (bass), and Alex Kautz (drums). Great menu & full bar, no cover charge.

Matt King w/Reza Khan Band

 —  —

The Blue Note, 131 West 3rd St, New York, NY

Matt will be appearing with guitarist/composer Reza Khan. Born in Bangladesh, Reza's style encompasses jazz, funk, Brazilian, Indian, and other world music. Personnel: Reza Khan - electric guitar Matt King - piano, keyboard, melodica Sergio Pereira - acoustic guitar Mark Egan - bass Mauricio Zottarelli - drums Fernando Saci - percussion Olivia Foschi - vocals

Matt King's "Monk in Brazil" Band

 —  —

Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main St, Madison, NJ

This show will feature music from Matt's critically-acclaimed album "Monk in Brazil", wherein the quirky melodies of jazz icon Thelonious Monk are paired with irresistibly pulsating Brazilian rhythms. Shanghai Jazz is NJ's finest jazz venue, with a great pan-Asian menu (come hungry!) Sets are at 7 and 8:30 PM; reservations recommended, no cover charge (table/bar minimums apply), family-friendly. Personnel: Matt King - piano/melodica Anton Denner - woodwinds Itaiguara Brandao - bass Vanderlei Pereira - drums

Matt King's "Welcome, Christmas" Trio

 —  —

Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main Street, Madison, NJ

Matt's jazz arrangements of Yuletide classics on his "Welcome, Christmas" album have been fan favorites for over two decades now. From straight-ahead swingers to Brazilian grooves, mideastern flavors, and ECM-esque explorations, Matt's soundscape of Christmas is as eclectic as it is inviting. This special show will feature Chris Berger (bass) and Pete MacDonald (drums).

Matt King's MONK IN BRAZIL

 —  —

Clement's Place, 21 Washington St, Newark, NJ

This show will feature music from Matt's groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed "Monk in Brazil" album, where the quirky compositions of jazz icon Thelonious Monk meet the irresistible rhythms of Brazil. Matt will be joined by three truly world-class musicians from the recording: Anton Denner (reeds), Itaiguara Brandao (bass), & Mauricio Zottarelli (drums). Two sets, no cover charge, and free wine!

Matt King Trio w/Rufus Reid & Pete MacDonald

 —  —

Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940

Matt will lead a trio featuring renowned bassist Rufus Reid and the great drummer Pete MacDonald thru two sets of eclectic jazz, with many special guest musicians expected to sit in. The venue has an excellent pan-Asian menu (come hungry!), a full bar, and is family-friendly. No cover charge (just a $25 food/drink minimum), reservations recommended. https://www.shanghaijazz.com/listen/2019/5/23/matt-king-trio-with-rufus-reid

Jan24

jazz bassoonist Michael Rabinowitz w/Matt King

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Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main St, Madison, NJ

Jazz usually isn't associated with the bassoon, but virtuoso Mike Rabinowitz can do everything on that uniquely beautiful instrument that any jazz saxophonist can do. This show will feature original music by Mike and Matt, as well as jazz classics and standards. w/Ruslan Khain (bass) and Tommy Campbell (drums). Sets at 7 & 8:30 PM, no cover charge (table/bar minimums apply), reservations recommended, family-friendly, great food.

Nov14

Matt King's MONK IN BRAZIL

 —  —

Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940

Matt will lead a world-class ensemble thru his Brazil-ified arrangements of Thelonious Monk's music, a la his latest CD, "Monk In Brazil". Featuring Anton Denner (reeds), Itaiguara Brandao (bass), and Mauricio Zottarelli (drums). No cover charge, table/bar minimums apply, reservations recommended. (Come hungry, the food is great!)

Nov4

Matt King/Bill Ware duo

 —  —

Locktown Stone Church, 323 Locktown-Sergeantsville Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822

Matt will be joining Bill Ware, one of the world's great vibraphonists, in an eclectic program of jazz featuring works by Mingus, Chick Corea, Roland Kirk, music from Brazil, selections from the Great American Songbook (yes, there'll be a little "crooning"), and more. Tickets: $15 (students $5)

Sep30

Matt King's "MONK IN BRAZIL"

 —  —

Jazz Forum, 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Matt brings his critically-acclaimed "Monk In Brazil" project back to the Jazz Forum, a great listening room. Melding the iconic, playful compositions of Thelonious Monk with the irresistible rhythms of Brazil, Matt and his colleagues will offer a unique musical alchemy. Featuring: Anton Denner (reeds), Itaiguara Brandao (bass), & Mauricio Zottarelli (drums). Tickets $15-20, reservations recommended. 914-631-1000 https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=F81B762E-EDBC-A106-9DA18D8E76F8726E

Sep19

Matt King Trio featuring Ratzo Harris

 —  —

Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main St, Madison, NJ

Matt will be joined by bassist Ratzo Harris and drummer Pete MacDonald. Expect jazz classics from Monk, Mingus, Golson, & Strayhorn et al, selections from the Great American Songbook, some Brazilian jazz, AND...most importantly...the UN-expected. Come enjoy an evening of eclectic jazz (not to mention amazing Asian cuisine!) Sets at 7 and 8:30 PM; no cover charge, table/bar minimums apply. Reservations recommended, call 973-822-2899. https://www.shanghaijazz.com/listen/2018/9/19/matt-king-piano-trio

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Matt King's "Monk in Brazil" LIVE @ Cove Castle in Greenwood Lake, NY "The Cove" @ Cove Castle Restaurant, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925 "The Cove" @ Cove Castle Restaurant, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925
 —  — Matt King w/Sarah Partridge Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ
 —  — Matt King w/Reza Khan Band The Blue Note, New York, NY The Blue Note, New York, NY
 —  — Matt King's "Monk in Brazil" Band Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ
 —  — Matt King's "Welcome, Christmas" Trio Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ
 —  — Matt King's MONK IN BRAZIL Clement's Place, Newark, NJ Clement's Place, Newark, NJ
 —  — Reza Khan Band featuring Matt King Club Bonafide, New York, NY Club Bonafide, New York, NY
 —  — Matt King Trio w/Rufus Reid & Pete MacDonald Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ 07940 Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ 07940
 —  — Matt King Trio + Warren Vache DeHart Community Center, Maplewood, NJ 07040 DeHart Community Center, Maplewood, NJ 07040
 —  — Mia "Encantada" CD release party featuring Matt King Club Bonafide, New York, NY 10022 Club Bonafide, New York, NY 10022
 —  — Matt King's "MONK IN BRAZIL" + special guests Monmouth County Library, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 Monmouth County Library, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726
 —  — Matt King w/John Zweig (guitar) & Rick Crane (bass) Highlawn Pavilion, West Orange, NJ 07052 Highlawn Pavilion, West Orange, NJ 07052
 —  — Rufus Reid Trio w/Matt King & Jarrett Walser Trinity Church, Allendale, NJ 07401 Trinity Church, Allendale, NJ 07401
 —  — jazz bassoonist Michael Rabinowitz w/Matt King Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ
 —  — Matt King + vocalist Tammy Mesic Riverside Church, New York, NY 10027 Riverside Church, New York, NY 10027
 —  — Matt King's MONK IN BRAZIL Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ 07940 Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ 07940
 —  — Matt King/Bill Ware duo Locktown Stone Church, Flemington, NJ 08822 Locktown Stone Church, Flemington, NJ 08822
 —  — Paula Atherton Band featuring Matt King Tavern on George, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Tavern on George, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
 —  — Matt King's "MONK IN BRAZIL" Jazz Forum, Tarrytown, NY 10591 Jazz Forum, Tarrytown, NY 10591
 —  — Matt King Trio featuring Ratzo Harris Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ