Matt Shevitz is a Syos performing artist

Matt Shevitz plays a Syos tenor mouthpiece on saxophone
Matt Shevitz plays a Syos tenor mouthpiece on saxophone
Syos has changed the game when it comes to mouthpieces. The tone, intonation, and free-blowing nature of these pieces is fantastic and the variety of tones and affordability make them accessible to anyone. I highly recommend these pieces and am grateful to be part of the Syos family!

Biography

Throughout his music career Matt Shevitz has performed alongside such internationally renowned jazz musicians as Dick Hyman, Ignacio Berroa, Howard Levy, Frank Capp, Randy Sandke, Ken Peplowski, Byron Stripling, and Frank Wess along with blues/roots rock guitarist Eric Lindell and Ropeadope Records artists Spare Parts. With these artists and others, Matt has performed at such festivals and clubs as the Jazz in the Park Festival (in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), the Waterfront Blues Festival (in Portland, Oregon), the Chicago Blues Festival, Lollapalooza, the Jazz Showcase, the House of Blues in Chicago, and as a featured artist for Oregon Festival of American Music (in Eugene, Oregon) and the Modlin Center for the Performing Arts (in Richmond, Virginia).

In addition to performing, Matt has been a regular contributor to DownBeat Magazine since 2009. He has published articles analyzing transcriptions of great jazz solos as well as jazz theory and effective practice habits. His articles have garnered the attention of musicians worldwide.

Matt is currently a professor and the Director of Jazz Ensembles at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL.

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