Matt has played locally and nationally with various Kansas City based groups for the last 15 years, as well as completing a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Matt received a Bachelors of Arts in Music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
His musical influences draw from jazz/funk to contemporary music artists such as Tower of Power, Average White Band,The Meters, Sting, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, John Scofield, Steve Smith and Vital Information.
His drumming influences are: David Garibaldi, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Coaliuta, and Zigaboo.
Matt is excited to have the opportunity to rejoin Funk Syndicate.