"In my opinion, Matt Roberts will go all the way to the top of his chosen profession. I personally endorse this brilliant young musician."
-Phil Upchurch (guitarist)
On his second album, 19 year old guitarist Matt Roberts performs his original compositions and arrangements that convey emotion, artistry, sophistication, and originality far beyond his years. "Roberts is a guitarist whose quartet turns out melodic mainstream jazz that's got enough nervous energy to sidestep pop but not so edgy as to alienate all but Knitting Factory fanatics." -Jim Santo (Demo Universe)
"Band leader and guitarist Matt Roberts spearheads this Quartet of which the average age is 18, and all of its players are way beyond their years in sensibility and tone. Roberts wraps some traditional jazz guitar idioms with an unspoken and obvious urgency to break the rules. This is only the starting point, and if they're this good now, some great things are waiting for them down the road." -Fred Starr (jazzreview.com)
the Matt Roberts Quartet features Andre de Santanna on bass, Jared Schonig on drums, and Mahesh Balasooriya on piano.