Matt Weston plays percussion and electronics, and has performed throughout the US and in Europe. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and CBS TV.
He has studied and/or collaborated with Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Paul Flaherty, Milford Graves, William Parker, Jack Wright and others.
His work has earned critical praise from such publications as the Wire, the Village Voice, Signal To Noise, Cadence, All About Jazz, Grooves, and Bananafish. His solo album Vacuums has garnered international acclaim, as have his recordings with Barn Owl, Tizzy, and Thrillpillow.
He has recorded for the Tautology, Sachimay, Breaking World Records, Imvated, Crank Satori, BoxMedia, and Drag City labels.
In addition to his solo work, Weston is a member of Barn Owl (with guitarist Chris Cooper and bassist Andy Crespo); is guitarist/vocalist with Tizzy (with drummer/vocalist Teri Morris and bassist/vocalist Jen Stavely); and is lead guitarist in Thrillpillow (with guitarist/vocalist Plum Crane, drummer Freddy Dishes, and bassist/vocalist Maggie Nowinski).
past performances include:
-Music/Dance Performance Workshop, School of New Dance Development, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)
-extended collaboration with the Rotterdam Improvisers Pool (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)
-Three Days In October festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V), Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the October Revolution in Jazz
-Vision Festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)
-Autumn Uprising Festival (as a member of Barn Owl)
-Improvised And Otherwise Festival (with Blaise Siwula and Eric Zinman)
-appearances at the Knitting Factory, NYC; the Riviera Theater, Chicago; O42, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Washington University, St. Louis
-five national tours as a soloist