Matt Siffert

Matt Siffert

 New York City, New York, USA
BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Matt Siffert is a NY-based singer-songwriter, bassist, and composer. He is influenced by everyone from Leonard Cohen to Leonard Bernstein. His passion is songs, and combining them with sounds from jazz and classical music. His band is often compared to groups led by Paul Simon and Rufus Wainwright.

Biography

Matt Siffert is a New York City-based songwriter, composer, and bassist. He is committed to these duties as individual crafts, as well as exploring the connections between all three.

As a songwriter, he has been a finalist in the BMI John Lennon Scholarship, a fellow at the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Workshop at Northwestern University, and a student at the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is a member of the New York Songwriters Circle and the Singer-Songwriter Sessions at The Bitter End.

As a composer, he has premiered music locally and internationally, from the Kaufman Center in New York City to Villa La Pietra in Florence. He has worked with groups such as Wet Ink, Trio Kavak, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

As a bassist, he has performed in various capacities, from CBGB’s in New York City to the Siena Jazz Festival in Italy. He has performed and studied with musicians such as Jean-Michel Pilc and Kermit Driscoll.

In June 2012 he released ‘Morningside,’ his first EP as a solo artist. The release brings together his interests in songwriting and instrumental music, and was premiered in full at the Cornelia Street Café.

Matt Siffert grew up in New York City. He currently studies composition at The Juilliard School with Jonathan Dawe. He received his Bachelor’s degree in music and psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, where he graduated cum laude and as a Carnegie Scholar.

Discography

Morningside, 2012