Matt & Florence: Quiet Nights debut’s at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts

Matt Dusk & Florence K are back on the top of the Charts with their new album: Quiet Nights.  Read all about the album here.

 

 

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Canadian crooner Dusk goes full swoon in special Valentine concert

Waterloo Region Record

KITCHENER — Matt Dusk is to Valentine’s Day what Santa is to Christmas.

With a meltingly beautiful voice, the Canadian crooner’s music is perfectly suited to the season of love and this weekend Dusk performs with his friend, songstress Eleanor McCain, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony at Centre in the Square.

The performance “The Music of Love” celebrates all things romantic, and will be Dusk’s debut with the symphony, a backup band with a lot of oomph.

“You get that big sound, that lush Hollywood sound,” said Dusk in a phone interview from his Toronto home, where he’s having a short hiatus from touring.

It seems the world loves the music he sings, songs made famous by people such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Dusk’s personal favourite, Chet Baker, jazz standards that have staying power. It’s the kind of music that never becomes dated despite being frequently performed and recorded.

“On Valentines, ‘The Great American Songbook’ (music) is the cornerstone — it’s dining rooms, candlelight, wine and sex,” said Dusk. “You’re not playing Metallica for a romantic evening.”

“The Great American Songbook” is the collection of popular and jazz standards considered the most influential early 20th century music, and with Dusk’s own five-person band backed up by a full orchestra, the music is meant to stir the soul and perhaps the loins.

Despite the seductive nature of the music, most of his audiences tend to be older. He said there will never been an auditorium filled with teenagers listening to his music, and he’s OK with that. They will come into the fold sooner or later.

Dusk connects changing tastes with maturity, like the first time a young person has a taste of vodka and thinks “yuck” but in 20 years, a glass of the much more powerful Scotch will taste pretty good.

“Your pallet changes,” he said. “You want to experience new things.”

For this concert, Dusk performs with McCain, a triple East Coast Music Award nominee and a longtime musical collaborator. Dusk likes to have a duet partner on stage, someone he can connect with on both a personal and musical level.

“It’s a little odd when you’re on stage, you look out at that vast mass of people sitting there listening to the music,” he said. “It’s not an intimate conversation.”

Having a duet partner allows him to feel a kinship as the singers look at each other’s eyes and blend their voices, something he can’t do with the audience or musicians.

“We’re in it together,” he said. “Jazz is all about the conversation.”

He also feels comfortable having his own band, five musicians he has worked with for many years.

“When you’re with the same band, there are two parts: there’s the skill set as musicians and the other is being a decent human being,” he said. “Once you’ve found that combination, you don’t let it go.”

The 37-year-old singer will perform music from his 2013 album “My Funny Valentine: the Music of Chet Baker” familiar tunes such as “All the Way” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”

Dusk just released his latest 12-track album “Matt & Florence: Quiet Nights” with another duet partner, Quebec-born Florence K.

vhill@therecord.com

Matt & Florence K: Ces Mots Stupides / Someting Stupid

Matt & Florence are proud to announce their first music video from their upcoming album, Matt & Florence: Quiet Nights.  Available in Canada February 12 2016

Check out the video HERE!

 

Matt Dusk & Margaret: Chosen as one of the best released albums in 2015

Wczoraj zaprezentowaliśmy Wam 15 najważniejszych polskich utworów roku 2015. Dzisiaj czas na albumy, z których one pochodzą. No, w większości przypadków. Oto piętnaście najważniejszych polskich wydawnictw mijającego właśnie roku. Czy Wasi ulubieńcy znaleźli się na naszej liście? 🙂

http://allaboutmusic.pl/15-najwazniejszych-polskich-albumow-roku-2015-wg-redakcji-all-about-music/

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That’s Life! Celebrating 100 years!

Verschillende grote sterren gaan Frank Sinatra eren. Van 10 tot en met 13 december, de periode waarin het honderd jaar geleden is dat SinSinatra 100atra werd geboren, wordt er in vier Nederlandse theater een groots theaterconcert georganiseerd om ‘The Voice’, zoals Sinatra ook werd genoemd, ”op fenomenale manier te herdenken” zo meldt de site. Bijgaand de advertentie die in verschillende krant heeft gestaan (KLIK erop om te vergroten). Tuurlijk, ik ga. Grote fan van Frankie, altijd geweest. Hadewych Minis, Greetje Kauffeld, Moke-zanger Felix Maginn, Jon van Eerd, Tania Kross, Ruben Hein, The Voicefinaliste Leonie Meijer en de Canadese jazzzanger Matt Dusk staan deze avonden met het internationaal bekroonde Metropole Orkest op de planken. De theaterconcerten vinden plaats in Schouwburg Orpheus Apeldoorn (10 december), CineMec Ede (11 december), Rai Theater Amsterdam (12 december) en op 13 december in De Maaspoort Venlo. Frank Sinatra overleed op 14 mei 1998. ”Hij was niet alleen zanger, maar ook een veelzijdig performer, acteur, stand-up comedian, danser, de leider van de Rat Pack, radiomaker, platenbaas, bedenker van het conceptalbum en filmproducer. Maar Sinatra liet vooral de muziek voor hem spreken”. Toegangskaarten voor de concerten zijn nu te koop via Eventim.

Matt & The Metropole Orchestra Celebrate Sinatra’s 100th

Matt is performing with the Metropole Orchestra in The Netherlands.  They are celebrating Sinatra’s 100th birthday.  Check out youtube to hear them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfLLdS9hLug

 

 

Matt & Margaret 4/4 Stars!

Matt Dusk & Margaret: Just The Two Of Us, recieves 4 stars from PANI magainze.  Tour announcing soon!

Matt Dusk & Margaret: Just The Two Of Us

Matt Dusk & Margaret: Just The Two Of Us, will be released November 6 in Poland.  Music video’s and tunes coming soon!

Matt Dusk On Tour!

New tour dates announced in Japan, Poland, Holland and Canada!

Matt & Karen: Lost In Rio

Matt Dusk & Karen Aoki: Lost In Rio, featuring the best of Bossa Nova and Jazz.  See them perform live in Japan at the NAGOYA BLUE NOTE on November 11 and the TOKYO BLUE NOTE on November 12&13