bassist * composer * improviser

Matt Pavolka

The Matt Pavolka Band

The band:

  • Ben Monder - guitar,
  • Peter Rende - piano,
  • Matt Pavolka - bass,
  • Ted Poor - drums.

The Matt Pavolka Band has been sharing their particular take on the music of the early twenty-first century with audiences in New York and abroad for a while now.

The Matt Pavolka Band

The Matt Pavolka Band has been sharing their particular take on the music of the early twenty-first century with audiences in New York and abroad for the past five years or so now. Pavolka’s compositions are influenced by everything from Lemmy Kilmister to Thomas Pynchon to Japanese Astrology Lessons to dear departed pets. The band brings a wealth of experience in the New York jazz and creative music scenes to bear on the music, twisting, turning, sometimes cajoling and sometimes pounding it mercilessly into submission to create an experience that JAZZ.PT describes as “a Virus-like sonic discharge”. 

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