The Matt Corey Band
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The Matt Corey Band

Canton, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Canton, Ohio, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Pop Jazz




"Canton Repository"

"Matt Corey is on the fast track these days. As those who caught the Matt Corey Band’s crowd-pulling outdoor show at July’s First Friday already know, he is a smoking-hot player with a high-energy, groove-based sound that blends hip-hop and funk." -

"London Theatre Guide"

"The musicians that stand out amongst this amazing talent are Matt Corey on the tenor saxophone who performs some exquisite solos." -

"Dan Kane"

"Matt Corey, the saxophonist extraordinaire based in Canton, has played some pretty impressive gigs during his career." -

"Various Reviews of MCB and The Canton Symphony feat Elec Simon"

*What a great night of entertainment in downtown Canton!
*Best concert I’ve been to in a while. Thanks for introducing me to Matt Corey & Elec Simon, both. Very talented musicians.
*When is the next one?!
*Fantastic night of music and energy! Great mix of music with the Canton Symphony Orchestra and the talents of local musicians.
*Was awesome! Hope there is a repeat soon!
*Best time ever!!!! Great show guys!!!!!
*It was a complete pleasure to be on stage and, be a part of the show! The orchestra was amazing and, as incredible as they may have been to the crowd, it was phenomenal to be sitting on stage right next to them! Major kudos to Matt and Elec! Let’s do it again soon!
*It was fabulous!!!
*Totally AWESOME show!!
*Excellent time for all of us!
*It was a delightful evening! Please consider to continue your work with Matt and Elec! Amazing!
*What a fantastic show!!
*I was just wishing it was last Saturday again and had the concert to go to!! So much fun!
*Best concert that Canton Palace has done ever for local professionals!


Blown Out - Late 2016

The EP - Summer 2017

Old Town Road Remix - July 2019

Make America Groove Again - Due for release 2020

The Gift of Music: A Christmas Collection - Due for Release October 2019



Pure stage fire!  Fronted by 6 time APCA Male Solo Artist of the Year and, combining platinum musicianship, The Matt Corey Band is unlike any other band you've ever heard!  Whether they are covering the latest hits, lending a contemporary sound to classic songs or, performing exceptional originals, MCB is sure to captivate audiences and, keep them dancing with each performance.

Nobody Performs like MCB!

The Matt Corey Band was a concept that, grew from Matt's saxophone career as a solo artist. Matt had a vision of fronting a band with, the saxophone replacing lead vocals. Not your typical jazz saxophonist performing standard jazz compositions, he sought to perform multiple genres with the band, giving way to Pop, R&B, Funk, as well as, Jazz.

Since it's inception, The Matt Corey Band or, MCB as many fans call it, have performed numerous shows for the NFL, various cruises and, concerts that, include The Canton Symphony and, Grammy Award Winning keyboardist, producer and, member of The Ohio Players, Billy Beck. In addition, MCB has released several projects and, numerous singles since the band's formation in 2013.


Matt: With beginnings that, saw him as the star of the sequel to the Tony Award Winning Broadway spectacular Blast!, titled Blast! 2: Shockwave. The show ran at Disney World Florida and, a subsequent 9 month U.S tour. Adding Pink Floyd's Great Gig in the Sky as a duet between Matt and, saxophonist Jessy J, the show was renamed Cyberjam for, a critically acclaimed run at London's Queen's Theatre. The London Theatre Guide noted Matt's performance as "exquisite. Those performances gave way to, Matt touring extensively in the U.S. and, saw him deservedly win the (APCA) "Male Solo Artist of the Year" six years in a row, He is a graduate of Youngstown State University where, he studied Jazz Performance and, Music Education.

Rob J: A musical genius on multiple instruments that include: keyboards, bass and, drums, Rob J brings a certain flavor and appeal to the MCB show. Rob is also an accomplished producer. He has spent time as musical director for Roslyn Pratt and, acclaimed saxophonist Walter Beasley.

Jody: A musical prodigy from the age of 5, Jody plays 5 instruments. The musical director for MCB, he is also the studio producer for the MCB projects. A 2 time MLA Producer of the Year, 1 time Songwriter of the Year and, 3 time nominated Musician of the Year, he brings a level of excellence to their stage performances, as well as, their studio recordings.

Rick:  This guitar mastermind has taken to the stage with the likes of: Arrested Development, The Ohio Players, Hootie & The Blowfish, INXS and, many others.  He also has an extensive production history that, extends to the likes of Anita Baker.  He is prolific at setting the atmosphere ablaze with his deft solos and, harmony laden chords.

The Sound:

The Matt Corey Band cannot be boxed in to a specific sound. They are perfectly capable of presenting multiple genres in the studio and, on stage. However, this is not your grandfather's saxophonist and band! They deliver a full, powerful sound, whether performing covers or, originals while, adding a flair that, is uniquely their own. You will never hear MCB and think, “they sound like...” It isn't what they strive for. They are relentless in presenting a sound that, is indigenous to them and, has been cultivated from, growing up around the 'Ohio Sound' that, came from mega acts, such as: Roger & Zapp, The Ohio Players, The Ojays, Levert, Kool & The Gang and, many others.

Band Members