M a t t . T r e d e r

Bio

Matt Treder’s love of the piano began in small-town Washington as soon as he could reach the keys. At 6, he won his first talent show. While in middle school, he composed the score for a musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. At home in almost any musical milieu, he has played in jazz combos, toured with country bands, co-founded Eugene cult rock band ToneDawg, composed music for everything from video games to gospel recordings, and collaborated with Dove and Grammy award-winning producer Christopher Stevens.

You can hear him play locally with Halie Loren (winner of the Female Rising Star and Alternative Entertainer categories in the Independent Music Awards), The Essentials (2009 Register-Guard readers’ choice for Best Band), The Deb Cleveland Band (voted 2008’s best blues vocalist by Eugene Weekly readers), Michael Tracey (2007 Northwest Harmonica Championship winner), rock-and-roll legend Leon Smith, and solo or with his eponymous jazz combo.

He has performed with Don Latarski, Satin Love Orchestra, Paul Biondi, Swang, Tim Clarke, the Eugene Concert Choir, John Gainer’s Inspirational Sounds, Swing Shift, Lydia Miller, Amy Clawson, and the University of Oregon jazz, vocal jazz and gospel ensembles, among many others.

Matt and his wife, Eiko, owned and operated the PsycheDeli booth at the Eugene Saturday Market for seven years, serving sushi and breakfast to Eugene’s hungry denizens. During his tenure as managing editor of the award-winning Cottage Grove Sentinel, he helped originate the Metropolitan Rhythm & Blues Revue, a high school fundraiser, and performed with local talents Chris Klein and Teresa Martindale.

He is currently on faculty at The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, where he performs with the Emerald City Jazz Kings, and serves as keyboard accompanist at the Center for Spiritual Living Eugene.

In 2008, Matt was co-producer with Halie Loren on Halie’s “They Oughta Write a Song…”, which won the Just Plain Folks 2009 Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album, and “Many Times, Many Ways,” a jazz holiday CD. In 2010, he arranged and co-produced Halie’s third jazz CD, “Stages,” a compilation of live shows performed on the Oregon Coast in 2009. He arranged, performed on and co-produced Halie’s most recent CD on the JVC/Victor label, “After Dark,” released in late 2010.

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  1. Hi Matt, Don and I just finished dinner in front of the fire with two glasses of wine and the two cd’s you sent. We are completely speechless. Thank you is too simple to say.
    We are blown away and blessed by the incredible music.

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