"Must we recall the mastery of this jazz pianist, who must first be considered an exceptional artist? Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin's great classic, is superbly suited to the style of Matt Herskowitz, whose spectacularly virile attack, speed, intensity and precision of fingering perfectly serve this magestic work. The impression of improvisation remains in this piece - as it does for the three movements of the Concerto in F, as well as the Cuban Overture, which Herskowitz brilliantly arranged for solo piano. The Montreal pianist can be proud."
La Presse, Montreal
September 18, 2014 - Solo concert in Alliance, OH
It's official! : my musical theatre show, Bella: the Colour of Love, about the life of Bella Chagall, muse, manager, publicist and great love of famed artist Marc Chagall, will be presented for a 3-week run at the Harold Greene theatre in Toronto this October! The run will be from October 13th to November 3rd.
I've added a little promotional video from Live On Stage on the Videos page, who is representing me for bookings for their 2014-15 season - short and sweet!
My musical theatre production with co-writer/lyricist Theresa Tova, Bella, the Colour of Love, based on the lives of Bella and Marc Chagall, was a huge hit at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia this past October! This was the premier of the full, revamped 2-act version with our new director, the legendary Danny Grossman.
New review of my performance at the Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival last week - see full review on the Press page
Review of Upstairs in Downbeat magazine's Editor's Picks! You can read the full review on the Press page.
Matt Herskowitz Upstairs has already received numerous glowing reviews from the US! You can read some of them on the Press page (just click on the tab to the left). In the US you can also order this CD online worldwide through Justin Time Records, itunes, amazon and many other online retailers, as well at any record stores that still exist. In Canada it's available online as well at all retail record stores, including HMV, Archambault, Renaud-Bray and Grigorian.