After cutting his teeth on open mics around the bay area, San Francisco songwriter Matt Jaffe was discovered by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. Together they produced his first album at the age of 16, cementing Matt’s dedication to music., soon he formed a band, dropped out of college, and has not looked back.
Since then Matt has written more songs than he can remember the words to, crisscrossed the country opening for Mavis Staples and Wilco, and co-written with Tom Higgenson of The Plain White Ts. Matt has served as musical director for experimental theater and collaborated with poets on genre-bending spoken word and curated residences among fellow songwriters.
Additionally, Matt volunteers with Bread and Roses, a nonprofit that brings live music to facilities without regular access to it, such as prisons, rehab centers, and foster homes . Having suffered from seizures since 2015 Matt also uses music to unite local and national epilepsy communities.
After releasing his fourth and fifth albums Undertoad and Kintsugi, marrying the snarling guitars of prior releases with the sleek synthesizers of his new wave heroes. Matt is now getting ready to release his sixth album ‘White Roses In The Snow’ in the summer of 2022.
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Written by: Tara