Matt Christie has been a performer for the past 15 years. Before living in Japan, Matt has performed with various music acts in Australia and his home country of Canada. Matt’s gravitation to the bouzouki came natural. He has a solid foundation of the jazz language and that translated to the bouzouki just fine. Matt studied jazz guitar at Mohawk College (Hamilton, Ontario) and McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) before receiving a bachelor in music education in Canada. He has been a member of many well-respected Canadian based projects performing alongside such artists as The Budos Band (Staten Island, NY, USA) Burnt Sugar Orchestra (Brooklyn, NY, USA) SoulJazz Orchestra (Ottawa, ON, CA) as well as many jazz festivals in Canada. Matt is always excited to talk music at live events so don’t be shy and say hello at the next show!