Dr. Matt Vashlishan

Dr. Matt Vashlishan - Jazz Saxophone Prof.

Dr. Matt Vashlishan

Dr. Matt Vashlishan is a saxophonist and multi-woodwind instrumentalist from northeast Pennsylvania, USA. He holds a DMA from the University of Miami, MM from William Paterson University, and a BM from the Eastman School of Music, all in saxophone performance. Matt is the Jazz Program Coordinator, Jazz Ensemble Director and Curator of the Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, and the Jazz Ensemble Director at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.  

Matt is an active sideman, most notably with David Liebman's Expansions Quintet. He directs the Water Gap Jazz Orchestra (previously the Phil Woods COTA Festival Orchestra) in Delaware Water Gap, PA, which is a professional large jazz ensemble comprised of local and international professionals, and he performs with many other groups and projects in the Tri-State area.

Matt is a skilled instrumentalist with a professional ability to perform on alto and soprano saxes, piccolo, flute, alto flute, clarinet, and the Akai EWI (electric wind instrument). He composes original music for small and large jazz ensembles, as well as writing arrangements for these groups.

Click to hear Matt Vashlishan's recordings (the link takes you to Matt's recordings on SoundCloud.com).

Dr. Matt Vashlishan Performances

Enjoy a playlist of recorded performances of Dr. Vashlishan on Saxophone.