Matthew Sazima is an in-demand pianist, percussionist, vocalist, and educator in the Portland area. As a composer, Matthew has had several of his pieces recognized by the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers as well as by Downbeat magazine. Additionally, he is currently the academy director at Hoffman Academy, where he trains teachers on proper teaching techniques and strategies, as well as serving as one of the academy’s piano instructors.
- MFA in Jazz Performance, California Institute of the Arts
- BM in Improvisation & Contemporary Practice, Willamette University