Saxophonist Matt Carmichael has been making a big impression on audiences ever since he emerged on the Scottish jazz scene as a teenager.
Matt’s award-winning music reflects his Highland birthplace of Conon Bridge with the Scottish landscape and traditional music strongly shaping his compositions, with their lyrical and emotional qualities and the river-in-spate excitement of pieces such as Spey.
Matt formed his outstanding quartet with multi-award-winning pianist Fergus McCreadie, bassist Ali Watson and drummer Tom Potter. Their debut album Where Will The River Flow was longlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award 2021 and recently, Perthshire fiddler Charlie Stewart and has added an extra dimension to the band and deepened the music’s Scottish accent.
"Beyond special” Jazz UK "Strikingly organic synthesis of lyrical jazz and Scottish folk" The Scotsman