quality live music
for any Occasion

Matt is a saxophonist and clarinetist
with many years experience on the British Jazz Scene

He can provide a wide range of bands of varying styles
and sizes to guarantee your event will go with a swing.

Matt is also available for guest appearances with other bands,
as a self-contained solo act and for instrumental tuition.

The Bee Keeper Five


In 2007 Nottingham Matt was offered a monthly residency for a five piece jazz band at the Beekeeper Inn in Attenborough on the outskirts of Nottingham. Matt used his regular trio with John Smith (guitar) and Tony Bagot (bass) as the core of the band and brought in trumpeter Dave Leithead and drummer Geoff Hobson. 

The band was a instant success and won the approval of several local jazz fans thus ensuring full houses every month to the delight of the management and band members alike. Sadly the residency was short lived due to enthusiastic and successful manager being moved on to another establishment and the Beekeeper closing down for refurbishment. Pub residences are a rare thing these days but the Beekeeper Five continue meet and bring their brand of happy and entertaining jazz to audiences around the Midlands as and when their individual schedule's allow.

The music is based around 'Chicago Style' Dixieland reminiscent of the great Eddie Condon Groups through to swinging sounds associated with the small bands lead by saxophonist Johnny Hodges.


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