Darriau Matt

KLEZMATICS GRAMMY WINNER!!!! Saxophonist, clarinetist, ethnic-woodwind specialist and composer MATT DARRIAU has made several innovative contributions to the New York music scene. His background in the fertile and eclectic milieu of the New England Conservatory of Music's Third Stream Program in the early 80's, and the continued practice of Balkan, Klezmer and Celtic folk idioms, have helped shape his esthetic and passion for creating new and unusual music. He is active as composer-musician in the KLEZMATICS, DESASTRO TOTALE, BALLIN' THE JACK (avant-swing septet - 2 CD's on KF records) the new celtic band Whirligig, Roberto Rodriguez Septet(Tzadik), FRANK LONDON'S Klezmer Brass Allstars and his recently formed and the Recycled Waltz Orchestra. He has been awarded grants and commisions from the NEA, Chamber Music America (2005) and is a regular in New York's downtown jazz scene.