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Thursday
Apr
18th
2024
6:30-8:30

Matthew Fries & Matt Landon

Duo with Matt Landon

Saugatuck Brewing Company
200 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-382-2739

Some guitar and electric piano fun at a great local spot. Stop by for a beer and some tunes.

Matt Landon – guitar
Matthew Fries – electric piano

Sunday
Apr
14th
2024
11am-2pm

with Fred Knapp Trio

Old Goat
Grand Rapids, MI
Wednesday
Apr
10th
2024
7-10pm

Duo with Carlo De Rosa

Drip Drop Cocktail Room
Grand Rapids
Thursday
Mar
21st
2024
7:30pm

MF Trio at Merriman’s Playhouse

Merriman’s Playhouse
South Bend, IN

We’re returning to our favorite listening room in the Midwest for a night of jazz piano trio music. Look for set of my originals plus some arrangements of jazz standards and tunes by some of my heroes.

Matthew Fries – piano
Carlo DeRosa – bass
Keith Hall – drums

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Saturday
Mar
16th
2024
7pm

with New York Voices

Niles North HS
Skokie, IL
Thursday
Mar
7th
2024

with Fred Knapp Trio

AC Hotel
Grand Rapids, MI
Wednesday
Mar
6th
2024
7-10pm

Duo with John Webber

Drip Drop Cocktail Room
Grand Rapids
Sunday
Mar
3rd
2024
11am-2pm

with Fred Knapp Trio

Old Goat
Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday
Mar
2nd
2024
7:30pm

Elliot Mason with WJC

Dalton Recital Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

We’ll have special guest Elliot Mason joining us for our WMU jazz festival. He’ll be performing with WJC (the Western Jazz Collective – our faculty group).

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Thursday
Feb
29th
2024
7:30-9:30

MF Trio at Dabney & Co

Dabney & Co.
Kalamazoo, MI

I’ll be playing a local spot here in Kalamazoo with some wonderful musicians.

Matthew Fries – piano
John Webber – bass
Josiah DeNooyer – drums

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Wednesday
Feb
21st
2024

Art Tatum Memorial Concert

University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

I’ll be the featured guest artist for a masterclass and concert at University of Toledo. Celebrating the legacy of the amazing Art Tatum.

4pm Masterclass
7pm Concert with UToledo Jazz Faculty

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Wednesday
Feb
14th
2024
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Friday
Feb
16th
2024

East Coast Tour with Curtis Stigers

Feb 14 - Rams Head, Annapolis MD
Feb 15 - City Winery, Philadelphia PA
Feb 16 - Spire Center, Plymouth MA


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Sunday
Feb
4th
2024
11am-2pm

with Fred Knapp Trio

Old Goat
Grand Rapids, MI
Wednesday
Jan
31st
2024
7-10pm

Duo with John Webber

Drip Drop Cocktail Room
Grand Rapids
Sunday
Jan
28th
2024
3pm

with Andrew Rathbun and Kalamazoo Symphony Chamber Ensemble

Dalton Center Recital Hall
Western Michigan University

A chamber music performance of a world premiere piece composed by Andrew Rathbun.

Andrew Rathbun – saxophone
Ian Ding – Percussion
Matthew Fries – piano
String Quartet from the Kalamazoo Symphony

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