We continue our daily profiles of the musicians involved in the making of the Brooklyn Babylon recording with a look at trumpeter Matt Holman.
Matt has performed and recorded with artists like Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Kate McGarry, Bob Newhart, Los Amigos Invisible, and The Gregory Brothers. [Is it too early for people to be nostalgic for Auto-Tune The News?] Taking inspiration from such diverse influences as Wayne Shorter, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Sigur Ros, Holman has composed works for Marvin Stamm, Ed Soph, David Baker, Marie Speziale, and The National Conservatory of Costa Rica. He is a current member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop.
Do you think you can take Matt in Words with Friends? Well, do you, punk? I've never played against him, as he seems like he'd be the type to kick my ass by deploying all those BS two-letter words like "ki" and "xu." Matt and his fellow co-conspirator Gordon Webster are also prone to talking smack about coffee behind my back -- this is because I want coffee to tastle like coffee, while they want it to taste like jasmine and pineapple and the tears of a unicorn foal. He is not actually related to legendary arranger Bill Holman, but for the love of god don't tell Matt that -- it will break his heart.
As part of our fundraising efforts for our upcoming recording, Brooklyn Babylon, we are offering you the opportunity to sponsor a Secret Society musician — if you would like to sponsor Matt's appearance on our new album, or lend your support at any level, please visit our Kickstarter page.
MUSICIANS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP: Erica von Kleist • Rob Wilkerson • Sam Sadigursky • John Ellis • Josh Sinton • Seneca Black • Tom Goehring • Matt Holman • Nadje Noordhuis • Ryan Keberle• James Hirschfeld • Sebastian Noelle • Gordon Webster • Matt Clohesy • Jon Wikan