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Matt Criscuolo

Matt began playing classical music on the piano at the age of seven years old but switched to the alto sax at 10 years old in 1981.he began playing the blues in a smoky biker bar when he was 14 years old. After being inspired by winning several awards with Allstate competitions and the McDonald's jazz band, he decided to pursue a career in music by going to Manhattan school of music.there he studied with Dick oats, Rich Perry, John Purcell and Harold Danko.his classmates were Joel Frahm, Chris Potter, Myron Walden, and other modern greats. He has played or recorded with David Murray, Etta Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Rich Perry, Harold Danko, Billy Drummond, Larry Willis, and many others. Some of his influences are Bunky Green, Charlie Mariano, Steve Lacy, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Parker, Eric Dolphy, Arthur Blythe & monk to name a few.he is currently on his fifth record as a leader and is working on a sixth with Tony Purrone, Phil Bowler, and a TBA drummer.