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About Matt Choboter

Multi award-winning Canadian pianist/composer and Canada Council grant recipient, Matt Choboter has performed across Europe and North America. He has performed alongside leading contemporaries of Jazz piano at the 2016 UNISA (University of South Africa) International Piano Competition, performed with Trichy Sankaran, Brad Turner and many of the most gifted improvisers from Vancouver, Montreal, Copenhagen and Paris scenes. Matt has recorded and released two studio albums, samskaras and spillimacheen. Spillimacheen, the current release for INCM has been described as "post-jazz of a distinctly personalized kind" (Ron Schepper of Textura)." Currently participating in the the European Jazz Masters program (EUJAM) he leads ensembles in Copenhagen, Paris, Vancouver and Montréal.

"Insofar as it's represented on Spillimacheen, Choboter's music suggests the sensibility of a restless artist not necessarily ready to abandon conventional territory yet nevertheless eager to push beyond it in search of something more adventurous. Witnessing him engage in the process makes for exciting listening when the paths the music takes are unpredictable, as if the pianist and his partners are charting new routes with fresh discoveries emerging as they do so". (Ron Schepper, Textura)

“Hearing Matt is, first and foremost, an emotional experience. Knowledge, virtuosity and sound are at the service of a vision, and Matt’s fearlessness and dedication grab you and never let go. He displays the same intensity in his highly personal compositions, which always tell a story and stay on the listener’s mind for a long time.” (Jean-Michel Pilc, Pianist)

"Spillimacheen, like the river that gives the album its name, twists and turns, bubbles and then becomes calm, changing with every melodic or rhythmic idea”. (Richard B. Kamins, StepTempest)

A snap-shot into his Copenhagen-based ensemble:

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