Jeff Harshbarger Presents An Alternative Jazz Series with The Matt Otto Group

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Two Sundays per month reknowned bassist, Jeff Harshbarger presents the other side of jazz, world and outsider music from Kansas City and beyond.

Matt Otto studied music performance and composition at the Indiana University, Berklee School of Music, The New School for Social Research (BFA) and California Institute of the Art (MFA). Having lived in Japan, New York City and Los Angeles he has performed with a variety of artists Anthony Wilson, Larry Koonse, Rashid Bakr, Ben Monder, Wada Leo Smith, Willie Jones III, Alan Ferber, Tom Harrell, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Gregory Hutchinson, Charlie Haden , Joe La Barbera, Junior Mance, Leroy Vinegar, Jimmy Smith and others. He currently plays and has recorded with the Anthony Wilson Nonet (“The Power of Nine” Groove Note 1035, 2006), Joeless Shoe ( Joeless Shoe, jcr, 2007), and 3-ish (Baobab, jcr 2009). Matt also composes for and leads his own groups (53 West 19th - Noir Records 1996, Red – Origin Records 2000, La Commune – jcr 2009), and has appeared on 15 CDs as a side man.

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