Saxophonist Matt Nelson regularly performs in a far-reaching, motley assortment of musical projects. Described as “one of the more unpredictable virtuosos in New York’s underground” by Pitchfork, and “genre-bending” by Tiny Mix Tapes, his output often lies in the gray corners beyond categorization.
Upon graduating from the Oberlin Conservatory under the tutelage of Gary Bartz and Paul Cohen, Matt moved back to his native Bay Area and became an active member of the music community there. He performed regularly with several bands, among them experimental pop outfit tUnE-yArDs, with whom he recorded and toured extensively in support of their acclaimed album w h o k i l l.
In 2010 Matt relocated to Brooklyn, New York. During his time there he has performed and toured as a member of Battle Trance, GRID, Elder Ones, Premature Burial, Skeletons, and the Weasel Walter Large Ensemble. Matt also performs as a solo act, where he often utilizes electronics and amplified feedback along with the saxophone, as heard on his record Lower Bottoms.