Matthew Jamal, a New York based composer, arranger, instrumentalist, and creative director, is known for his versatile style of playing and genre-bending compositions.
Matthew picked up the bass at age 11 and has since performed and worked alongside conductors Leonard Slatkin, Gerard Schwarz, and Mariss Jansons; pianist and composer Billy Childs; pianist, composer, arranger and multi-genre recording artist Damien Sneed; jazz trombonist, arranger, and composer Wycliffe Gordon; acclaimed violinists Ezinma and Lee England Jr.; leading female DJ and presenter Natasha Diggs; and pop vocalist Oyinda. He is a member of the Soulful Symphony, and the alternative/indie group Quiet Luke. He is also the band leader of his own trio and larger ensemble.
In 2018, Matthew signed with St. Claire Modeling Agency and modeled in campaigns for Zara, Nike, Converse, Billionaire Boys Club, FDMTL, American Crew, and Barragán. He has shot with many photographers including Boo George, Peter Devito, and Aria Herbst, and director Phillip Youmans.
A Washington D.C Native, Matthew currently attends Manhattan School of Music. He studies Classical and Jazz bass under Jeremy McCoy and Buster Williams. Matthew just released his debut EP titled "Itinerant." It is available on all streaming platforms.
"My newest project, Itinerant, is my origin story. I wanted the focus to be on being vulnerable and not the complexities of the music. Itinerant means traveling from place to place. Those who know me, know that for a brief period, my family and I were travelers without a home.
I wanted to tap into that experience with this project..."