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April 25, 2019

Heading to Denmark

I’m off to Denmark next week to play a few shows with Curtis Stigers. It’s been a few years since I’ve been there and I’m looking forward to being back. While I’m there working with Curtis, I’ll also be squeezing in a solo piano show in Nyborg.

June 2, 2018

Live Duo Recording with Phil Palombi at Overneath Creative Collective

This should be a lot fun. Overneath Creative Collective asked me to put together a concert for their KBR series. I asked my good friend Phil Palombi to join me for this live duo recording session, and you’re invited.

August 13, 2017

Michigan Here I Come!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be teaching jazz piano at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan for the 2017-2018 school year.

November 1, 2016

November Piano Newsletter

My November newsletter includes highlights of upcoming gigs in State College, PA, NYC, Dublin & London. Read the Newsletter

October 8, 2016

“Parallel States” Recommended Listening in Just Jazz e-Newsletter

Bob Bernotas included Parallel States in his list of recommended listening in his October 2016 Just Jazz e-Newsletter. “Pianist Matthew Fries has collaborated with his sister, visual artist Loryn Spangler-Jones, to create this program of “parallel art and music.” Alone, Fries’ compositions are absorbing and stimulating, and Spangler-Jones paintings are vivid and striking. Together, they’ve produced […]

August 9, 2016

“Parallel States” Reviewed by JazzdaGama

Raul da Gama at JazzdaGama gave Parallel States a very nice review! Some very kind words. “His Parallel States, a collection of nine pieces inspired by the paintings of Loryn Spangler-Jones is altogether beautiful… Matthew Fries’ touch is light and inspirational. He captures the lines of the paintings in graceful arcs, often suggesting melodies that […]

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