Selected Alumni Bios

Matt Shulman

As an Alberto Vilar Global Fellow at NYU Steinhardt, Matt received his Master's of Arts degree in Jazz Performance in 2004. He has toured internationally, recorded and/or collaborated with such diverse artists as Brad Mehldau, NYU Steinhardt Jazz faculty Lenny Pickett, The Jazz Mandolin Project, Robert Sadin, John Medeski from MMW, NYU Steinhardt Jazz faculty Kenny Werner, the Complexions Dance Company, Skitch Henderson, and Nneena Freelon.

His work as a performer has been featured on NBC's Saturday Night Live, the nationally syndicated presidential race coverage on MSNBC, and as both soloist and composer at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Classically trained by NYU Brass Faculty Mark Gould, Matt has given New York and World premiers of NYU Steinhardt faculty Edward Green's 'Concerto in C', Marcello Toledo's 'Solitude of the World', NYU Steinhardt alumnus Timothy Newman's 'Intervening Rift', and his own 'Works for Trumpet'.

All About Jazz says: "an other-worldly sound...Matt Shulman is something of a tour de force he sings, plays, and uses his voice as a muted horn in a solo and duet with the trumpet..."