"As a performer Herskowitz displays great command with all the necessary reserve to build convincing musical tension. He has an impressive formula for maintaining a groove through a sweeping arc of dynamics. Volume isn't always necessary in the company of an appreciative crowd of listeners and Herskowitz seizes the opportunity to be as compelling as possible."
The Jazz Word (review of Matt Herskowitz Upstairs)
June 8, 2013 - Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival, Barrie, ON – The Unsung Brubeck
New review of Upstairs in Downbeat magazine's Editor's Picks! You can read the full review on the Press page.
I just added a new video of a live performance I gave of Gershwin's I've Got Rhythm Variations on the Videos page. I improvised my own cadenza in the middle, in case you're wondering what that was! It was shot by a friend with a cam corder, but it's still quite watchable. Enjoy!
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.