Add the excitement of a full swing band or relax to light jazz background music, Matt Hill & Friends will bring an elegant ambiance to your event!
Are you planning a wedding? Matt Hill & Friends offers a variety of styles from Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder. The group can play the ceremony, move to the cocktail hour and expand up to 7-piece group to get the party started. Their unique take on jazz standards is engaging and refreshing. Past Performances include: PPG Place, corporate events, private parties, weddings, festivals and even the White House!
Matt Hill & Friends is available for festivals, concerts, clubs, dances, weddings, conventions, corporate functions, and parties of any kind.
Audio Samples of Full Band Now Available
Matt Hill and Aaron Carey began performing together as a jazz duo in 2018. Combining electric and classical guitar with trumpet and flugelhorn, the duo regularly performs a variety of jazz styles as well as pop hits and Christmas music throughout the Upper Ohio Valley and the Pittsburgh area.
Joe Olenick Drums
Joe Boni Guitar
Jack Skidmore Bass/Vocal
Matt Hill Flugelhorn/Vocal
This group plays a variety of styles from Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder. Matt Hill & Friends will bring an atmosphere of elegance to any event. The group is available for private parties, corporate events, weddings, festivals, restaurants, and clubs. Past performances include PPG Center Pittsburgh PA
A Limited quantity of our new CD is now available.
Thank you Andrew D'Cagna Owner/Engineer of Sacred Sound Recording and Mastering for making our first release possible. Learn more about Sacred Sound by clicking the link.
Hill studied music education at Shepherd College and West Liberty State College. He has performed in jazz clubs and concert venues in the United States and Italy. Past performances include playing for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups such as The Impressions, Little Anthony, and The Tymes. Additionally, Hill's jazz combo performed at the White House for President Clinton during the Candlelight Tours. As Founder and Executive Director of the Dream Big After School Music Program, Hill teaches children weekly throughout the Ohio Valley. In addition, Hill performs and directs music for the Community Made Serenade program in Wheeling, WV
Guitarist Aaron Carey has been teaching and performing for over 20 years both locally and nationally. He earned a Master of Education from Bethany College and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from West Virginia University. A Bethany College music faculty member since 2005, Carey also teaches at CA House Music in St. Clairsville, OH, and J&K Musician's Workshop in Washington, PA, and is active as a solo performer and in several groups. Carey frequently releases original music through Bindrune Recordings in North America and Nordvis Produktion in Europe.