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RealTracks Artist Bio: Alan Matheson

Trumpeter Alan Matheson is also a pianist, composer, and arranger with a degree in music performance from Northwestern University. He lives in Vancouver, BC where he leads his own big band, nonet, and septet as well as performing with top local orchestras like the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra. He has directed the CBC Jazz Orchestra and the Festival Vancouver Big Band, conducting for Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Bud Shank. As a sideman, Alan has played for Mel Torme, Cleo Laine, Louis Bellson, and Doc Cheatham. His discography includes recording of his own compositions and arrangements in sessions for the CBC, his own Alan Matheson Nonet, the Matheson/Roper/Mollerup Trio, Fifth AVenue, Lloyd Arntzen & The Rhythm Kings, Peters Drury Trio, and many other leading artists of the Vancouver jazz scene. He has toured Sweden and Finland with the Helsinki City Jazz Orchestra, and has appeared at jazz festivals in Vancouver, Montreal, and Paris.

In addition to his busy schedule as an active musician, Alan teaches trumpet and jazz piano at the University of British Columbia, and Jazz Studies at both Vancouver Community College and Capilano College.

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