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Matt Haimovitz | Uccello: Bio

Matt Haimovitz is acclaimed for his visionary approach, groundbreaking collaborations and innovative recording projects. From his debut at the age of 13, as soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic and his first recording with James Levine and the Chicago Symphony for Deutsche Grammophon, Haimovitz has gone on to perform on the world's most esteemed stages. In 2000, he made waves with his Bach "Listening-Room" Tour, for which Haimovitz took Bach's beloved cello suites out of the concert hall and into clubs across North America. Haimovitz was the first classical artist to play at New York's infamous CBGB club, in a performance filmed by ABC News' "Nightline." Haimovitz's all-cello ensemble, Uccello, features the next generation of cellists from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, where Haimovitz is Professor of Cello. Uccello has performed on Boston's Celebrity Series, New York's Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center, as well as clubs such as Seattle's Tractor Tavern. Uccello has joined Haimovitz on two recordings for Oxingale: VinylCello and Goulash!, a classical best seller that appeared on the Billboard charts.

Matt Haimovitz | Uccello

Meeting Of The Spirits


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Renowned for his fascinating and far-reaching musicaladventures and fearlessly virtuosic performances whether in a club or on one of the world's great stages cellist Matt Haimovitz harnesses his eight-piece ensemble of "cello warriors" (San Jose Mercury News), Uccello, for a new program of jazz classics in original arrangements by Rome Prize-winning composer David Sanford. The cellos wail, slide, and swing in an all-new big band sound joined by dazzling musical contributions from guitar legend John McLaughlin, percussionist Matt Wilson and Jan Jarczyck on keyboards in works by Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu), Miles Davis, Billy Strayhorn and other jazz greats.

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