bassist * composer * improviser

Matt Pavolka

Collaboration with Akiko Pavolka

The band:

  • Matt Pavolka - bass,
  • Akiko Pavolka - vocal.

Matt and Akiko Pavolka have been collaborators in music and life since they first met as college students in Boston over twenty years ago.

Collaboration with Akiko Pavolka

Matt has appeared on all five of Akiko’s House Of Illusion recordings and Akiko can be heard as the Japanese narrator on “Vheissu” from The Matt Pavolka Band recording “Something People Can Use”. They have also performed as a duo and as sidemen and they have collaborated as lyricists and composers on various projects over the years. They have toured Japan, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina and Columbia. They also taught music in the South Bronx together for several years. Akiko does most of the cooking and Matt does all of the parallel parking.

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