Matt Cappy

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Last Show: Wednesday 12 th April 2023

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Matt Cappy is a highly respected trumpeter, composer, producer, and DJ from Berlin, NJ who broke into the national touring scene, playing with Philadelphia legend Jill Scott’s first touring band 'Fat Back Taffy'. Recording on her live gold selling album '826+' Cappy’s staple velvety trumpet tone was laced throughout the Neo-Soul genre’s defining album. 

“If you like Miles, Hubbard, and Randy Brecker, you’ll love Matt Cappy, one of the best trumpeters in the current scene.”

Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jazz Station Blog

“He’s played on studio sessions for The Roots, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, Marah, John Legend, The Mavericks, and gospel great Marvin Sapp, and each has    proved a perfect setting for his muted, holy, breathy brass tone.” Philadelphia Inquirer

A forward thinking musician who blends jazz & soul, with hip-hop, latin and afro cuban rhythms, Matt is constantly looking to perfect a mix of rhythm and melody. Behind his undeniable hook lines sung though his warm, staple trumpet sound, Matt takes his audiences to beautiful places of togetherness amongst head knocking grooves from original progressive jazz compositions.

Matt has released 2 albums to date. Church and State (2017, Ropeadope) and Tales Of The Tape (2021, East Philly Records) Both produced by Cappy.  About Tales Of The Tape: Adventurous and soulful contemporary jazz, a perfect melt of complex harmonies and hypnotic grooves, with lots of energy and flawless solos.” A. DeSouteiro, Jazz Station Blog

Matt has toured with Jill Scott, Maxwell, The Roots, Jay-Z, Kirk Franklin, Mary J. Blige, K’Naan, The Mavericks, Queen Latifah, and Ms. Patti LaBelle. Matt has guest appeared with the Dave Matthews Band, The Gorillaz, John Legend, Amos Lee, OAR and Elvis Costello. Matt appears in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party Movie.

Matt has recorded on 5 Grammy winning Albums. The Roots & John Legend Wake Up, Kirk Franklin Fight Of My Life, Fred Hammond’s Free To Worship, Alejandro Sanz Sirope and Juanes Origin.

Matt is a Yamaha Professional Trumpet artist , has launched his own independent record label East Philly Records, and gives master classes throughout the northeast.