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Skelton, Matthew (drums)

Matthew Skelton (drums)

Matt Skelton is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. Equally at home in modern and vintage Jazz styles Matt enjoys a diverse musical career that also encompasses Symphonic and Light Orchestral Music.

He has accompanied many leading Internationally-known Jazz figures such as Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Kenny Davern, Bob Wilber, Ken Peplowski, Conte Candoli, Red Holloway, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Warren Vache, Michael Moore, Harry Allen and Scott Hamilton.

He has recorded and appears regularly with singers such as Marion Montgomery, Dame Cleo Laine, Maria Ewing and in concert for Jesse Norman’s Ellington and Gershwin Concert Series (2006). Matt accompanied Richard Rodney Bennett and Claire Martin in their American Song Book Show.

Matt regularly plays with The BBC Big Band and BBC Concert Orchestra in broadcasts and BBC Proms TV appearences. Matt regularly performs with orchestras such as the Philharmonia, CBSO, Hallé, RLPO, Britten Symphonia, Lahti, RTE Concert Orchestra and Big Band and most recently Radio France Philharmonic. Matt is the drummer for the Grammy-nominated John Wilson Orchestra, a specialist light music orchestra with which Matt has recorded many film soundtracks including the Kevin Spacey, Bobby Darin biopic ‘Beyond The Sea’ (2003).

Matt is a member of Grammy-nominated singer Stacey Kent’s group. On the UK jazz scene Matt plays drums for Jim Mullen’s Organ Trio and Quartet featuring Stan Sulzmann. He frequently plays with groups lead by clarinetist Mark Crooks, saxophonists Christian Brewer, Matt Wates and Dave O’Higgins. Matt formed his own co-led Big Band with saxophonist Colin Skinner. The Skelton & Skinner All Stars made their Ronnie Scott’s debut in November 2009. He has joined trumpter Damon Brown’s new group that toured the UK including concerts with saxophonist Steve Grossman.


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