Matt Otten started playing guitar a t the age of 10, took lessons in classical guitar for seven years, during which he already became interested in jazz, started listening to the great jazz pioneers, and began to study the art of improvisation. In the years that followed, he continued to teach himself, hooked up with musicians and soon started to be recognized as a serious jazz player.
Some years ago he met singer Maria Harp and they ended up producing several albums together. For the second album, Matt wrote and arranged the music, and the album was recorded with a crew of internationally renowned guests, such as Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Gary Willis. Their third album together was an intimate album of just guitars and voice. Matt has also taken part in several other CD albums as a sideman, and has released his own 'Secret Combination'. Matt has become known for impeccable taste and tone, and a fluent style that appeals not only to jazz lovers, but a wide audience of music lovers.