Performance Calendar

I do my best to keep this calendar updated with all the current happenings. You can also join my mailing list to receive an occasional announcement about new recordings, performances and other music-related news. Hope to see you at a show!

2021

  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2021

    Livestream Concert & Talkback

    3PM NY / 8PM LON

    Global Music Foundation
    gmfjazzsummit.com

    TICKET PRICE €10.00 / £10.00 / $13.00
    It’s a lot like a virtual house concert. An intimate performance on Zoom followed by a talk-back Q&A session. It’s a great way to connect with the music, the musicians and a community of music fans around the world. Booking closes 60 minutes before the start of concert to allow time to process payments and send passwords.

  • Wed
    27
    Jan
    2021

    Western Jazz Collective with Kevin Jones

    7:30pm

    Dalton Center
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI

    Special guest artist Kevin Jones with the jazz faculty ensemble at Western Michigan University.

    Scott Cowan (trumpet), Andrew Rathbun (sax), Greg Jasperse (voice), Matthew Fries (piano), Matt Landon (guitar), John Hébert (bass) & Keith Hall (drums)

  • Sun
    07
    Mar
    2021

    Duo with Andrew Rathbun

    4:15pm

    Live @ The 415
    Kerrytown Concert House
    (www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Streaming live online from Kerrytown Concert House

    Andrew Rathbun – soprano sax
    Matthew Fries – piano

    From the website: “This concert by saxophonist Andrew Rathbun and pianist Matthew Fries will draw on selections from Andrew’s 2020 release Impressions of Debussy while including pieces that have Debussy’s unique sonic imprint embedded in their DNA.”

  • Sun
    14
    Mar
    2021

    Online Jazz Piano Masterclass

    1:30PM (EDT) NY / 5:30PM UK / 6:30PM EU

    Global Music Foundation
    gmfjazzsummit.com

    Join me for an online jazz piano masterclass hosted by the Global Music Foundation. Sign up now to secure your spot.

    Information and Registration

  • Tue
    16
    Mar
    2021

    Faculty Recital

    7:30pm

    Dalton Recital Hall
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI

    Matthew Fries – piano
    John Hébert – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

    Join me for my faculty piano recital. We’ll have a few folks in attendance (socially distanced) and the performance will be broadcast (and archived) online through the WMU School of Music YouTube page.

     

  • Wed
    17
    Mar
    2021

    MF Trio

    7:30pm

    GR Noir
    Grand Rapids, MI

    A new home for wine and jazz in Grand Rapids. Make a reservation and come listen! Limited seating.

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Rob Hartman – bass
    Fred Knapp – drums

  • Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021

    Livestream Concert & Talkback

    4PM NY / 8PM LON / 9PM EUR

    Global Music Foundation
    gmfjazzsummit.com

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Andrew Rathbun
    – saxophone

    TICKET PRICE €10.00 / £10.00 / $13.00
    It’s a lot like a virtual house concert – an intimate performance on Zoom followed by a talk-back Q&A session. I’ve found it’s a really fun way to connect with the music, the musicians and a community of music fans around the world. And while we’re not all together in one place, the participation in a performance while it is happening live brings something special to the experience. Booking closes 60 minutes before the start of concert to allow time to process payments and send passwords.

  • Sat
    10
    Apr
    2021

    Trio with John Hébert & Keith Hall

    7:30pm

    GR Noir
    Grand Rapids, MI

    A new home for wine and jazz in Grand Rapids. Make a reservation and come listen! Limited seating.

    Matthew Fries – piano
    John Hébert – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

  • Sun
    02
    May
    2021

    with Fred Napp Trio

    11am-2pm

    Old Goat
    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Sat
    15
    May
    2021

    with Emily Braden

    7:30 & 9:30pm

    Winters Jazz Club
    Chicago, IL

    Emily BradenEmily Braden – vocals
    Matthew Fries – piano
    Band TBA

    I haven’t played with Emily in a while and I am SUPER-stoked for this gig. She will blow you away with the power and soulfulness of her voice. If you’re in the Chicago area please don’t miss this.

     

     

  • Sun
    30
    May
    2021

    Livestream Duo Concert & Talkback

    3PM NY / 8PM LON / 9PM EUR

    Global Music Foundation
    gmfjazzsummit.com

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Josh Nelson – piano

    TICKET PRICE €10.00 / £10.00 / $13.00

    This will be a different kind of duo performance. Josh is in LA and I’m in Kalamazoo, so we’ll be passing music back and forth in the Zoom setting – which is surprisingly fun for the listener AND FOR US! So come join us on our adventure. 

    It’s a lot like a virtual house concert – an intimate performance on Zoom followed by a talk-back Q&A session. I’ve found it’s a really fun way to connect with the music, the musicians and a community of music fans around the world. And while we’re not all together in one place, the participation in a performance while it is happening live brings something special to the experience. Booking closes 30 minutes before the start of concert to allow time to process payments and send passwords.

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