He's a star in the making, a singer/songwriter, with a Voice- sexy, soulful, rich and poetic. He can play anything from the classics to his own originals and blow listeners away.
Those are just a few things being said about Matt. People are not only singing the praises of this incredible young musician, but are quickly becoming devoted fans, ready to tell everyone they know about Matt.
Thousands of fans waited breathlessly for Matt's debut solo CD, which was just released December of '08, showcasing Matt's incredible songwriting ability, stunning arrangements, tremendous vocals and ability as both an artist and arranger/producer. This album is receiving fanfare and recognition from fans all around the world, along with fellow musicians and talented artists! It holds true for people like James Taylor, Brian McKnight, "Today" host Meredith Vierra and "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson – all of whom say the same thing: Matt Cusson is an extraordinary musician, a remarkable singer, a gifted piano player and a star on the rise.
Most musicians fit nicely into one genre. Matt does not. He's that unique sort of talent that can do it all, with a musical ear only a handful of musicians are born with. His style contains a breadth of influences – from R & B, soul and gospel to jazz, pop and rock. A self-taught piano and guitar player, Matt can breeze through songs with his soothing style leaving listeners yearning for more. He can sing with enough soul to woo Brian McKnight or even slip into a jazzy number with the coolness of Harry Connick Jr.
Matt practically came out of the womb ready to be a musician, singing at age 2. Soon after, he was soaking up the music of Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, The Beatles, Djavan, Take 6 and numerous others.
His passion for music led him to the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he played with John Mayer, among other well known artists. While studying at Berklee, Matt was selected to be a part of the Singer Showcase, which highlights the school's best vocalists.
It's with that education, a deep sense of history and unmistakable talent that Matt is beginning to make his mark on the music world today. Currently, Matt is touring around the world with Brian McKnight – who discovered Matt in 2000 and has been a mentor ever since. Matt was chosen to tour with Christiana Aguilera and has shared stages and studios with James and Livingston Taylor, Stanley Clarke, Babyface, Bebe Winans, Jon B. and Jessica Simpson, as well as many others. He's performed live on "The View" and "Live with Regis and Kelly."
He's the complete package: rich musicianship, awesome voice, incredible range, plenty of charisma and most importantly, truly amazing songs.
Join many other excited listeners who've purchased Matt Cusson's Cd, available now on ITUNES!
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hey there Mi amigo... just gettin back to you... been bizzyyy hope your doing well...I love your voice... hey Iwill be performing on the 3rd of Oct. @ The Renaissonce Hotel on Highland.... near Hollywood. 11;45 and 1:00 two sets.... stop by if your around... take care
hey sweetie how are you!?? well im at the Levitt pavillion on the 25th this Month! you may be out of town BUT!! if you are around come by to...
THe levitt Pavillion
85 east holly st
Yay would be great to meet and see you! I do a great version of Watch what happens
Hey there matt happy New Year! just love your voice... Hey I put up some tunes from my new album coming out @the end of the month titled "This TIme" tell me what yu think... also my CD relaease party. Feb 4th @ Vibrato in Bel Aire try to come by!! CU
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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