Matt Smallcomb


GROUP Freelance      

Biography

Percussionist, educator, and studio musician Matt Smallcomb has been a member of the New York City music community since 2003. Matt performs in a variety of musical settings including orchestral music, chamber music, jazz, and improvisation. As an orchestral musician he has performed with The New World Symphony, New Amsterdam Symphony, and performs regularly with various orchestras in the New York City area including; The New Philharmonic of New Jersey, Westfield Symphony, The Philharmonic Orchestra of The Americas, New Jersey Ballet, Colonial Symphony, and has performed at Carnegie Hall with The New England Symphonic Ensemble, National Wind Ensemble, Distinguished Concert Artists International, and The Redbull Artsehcro Orchestra, which premiered the first ever Concerto for Turn-Table and Orchestra. Matt has had the opportunity to perform in a variety of situations with various artists including; Woopie Goldberg, Judie Collins, Bob Becker, Lauren Flanigan, Don Rickles, DJ Radar, Kenny Rodgers and Marlon Saunders. As a chamber musician Matt has performs with Ensemble Du Monde, The New York Percussion Group, The Garden State Percussion Trio, New York Wind Symphony, and The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.

As a drumset and pop artist Matt has performed and recorded with groups The Collective, Dawn Chavous, The Five Percent, Simone, and Cordis. As a member of The Collective, Matt has had the chance to open for such acts as: Afro Man, All 4 One, Arrested Development, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Busta Rhymes, Ja-Rule, Jurassic 5, Naughty by Nature, O-Town, The Roots, The Wailers and has appeared on television broadcasts for CN8 Philadelphia, Wilkes University and also on WVIA's Homegrown Music Series with The Five Percent. Aside from his freelance Career Matt is currently performing and recording with new music group Cordis from Boston MA, The Dave Mattock Organ Trio out of Philadelphia, PA, and his own percussion duo out of New York City with Tan Dun Percussionist Chi-Ching Lin.

Matt has studied percussion with teachers Bob Nowak, Marko Marcinko, Barry Centanni, Michael Werner, and James Preiss.

Matt Smallcomb holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa and a Master's Degree in Music Performance from The Mannes College of Music in New York City. He is currently percussion faculty for the Wilkes University Conservatory in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, and proudly endorses Sabian cymbals, and Noble & Cooley Drums.